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Prepare your Hospital for BYOD

27 October 2014

In a professional sector where security is essential, bring your own device (BYOD) is surprisingly common in healthcare, with staff members using their own portable devices (whether tablet, smartphone or laptop) to perform...

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Is it time to regulate medical apps in Australia?

21 January 2014

MONASH University researchers have called for the development of guidelines on the use of mobile devices and medical apps in clinical practice to ensure safety and quality. While there are many obvious benefits to...

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Mobile health and the dawning of a new era?

03 September 2013

THE ABILITY to interpret key factors that influence health and wellbeing is increasingly mediated through technology. Such technology provides real-time and valid information about patients, individuals, our movements and interactions with the environment, social...

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Steps towards innovation

... Or simple steps towards innovation

21 August 2013

IN A previous piece, we outlined some of the common characteristics of avoidance. In the place of creative thinking and action, we examined a well-rehearsed set of logics used to delay genuine innovation. But when...

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Avoiding innovation

Avoiding innovation ...

19 August 2013

WE ALL know that innovation is the next best step. At some point, what there currently is, will be replaced. It’s just a matter of time. The real choice is when and how...

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Barriers to innovation

08 July 2013

THE 'Innovation in Australian Business' report, compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, provides important insights into a range of practices related to innovation undertaken in this country. In the recently released *2010-2011 survey*, Australian businesses...

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Innovating patient experience

01 July 2013

WHAT is innovation? Innovation is a new use, or the application of something for a completely new end, or purpose. It may involve a novel idea, approach or method, or a new product or...

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Learning from paediatric care models

24 June 2013

THE Medical Journal of Australia recently gave voice to the challenges of transitioning younger patients with rare and chronic diseases to adult health services. There is an increasing body of research focusing on the effective...

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Driving innovation in healthcare

22 June 2013

RESISTANCE to innovation and change is common to all healthcare reform. Persistent individual routines, organisational silos and bureaucratic barriers to innovation require specific strategies. Jennifer Stinson was a nurse at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)...

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Tax credits for Health R&D

08 June 2013

IF YOU are engaging in health innovation where the core activities are experimental, based on science and conducted for the purpose of generating new knowledge, devices or processes you may be eligible for...

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