18
Apr 18

Improving Patient Flow with Coordination Access Hubs

In order for hospitals to fight against the daily pressures of overcrowding, bed blocks, shrinking budgets and reducing resources, hospitals need to think innovatively by leveraging technology and working collaboratively to deliver quality patient-focused care. With an increasingly ageing population and complex conditions on the rise, it can be easy for hospitals to look at … Continue reading Improving Patient Flow with Coordination Access Hubs

05
Feb 18

How to achieve an integrated mental health system

In 2015 the Government announced the biggest reforms to the mental health sector in decades.  The aim?  To create an integrated mental health system that would deliver better outcomes for people living with mental illness. Three years on, while reform set the wheels in motion, we’re yet to see significant change.   So how do we … Continue reading How to achieve an integrated mental health system

15
Sep 17

Not about happiness: mental health in schools

Author:Eileen Cai

Every year schools share the same common goal of improving results and maximising student potential. But apart from the basic literacy, numeracy and science goals, studies have shown that boosting mental health can increase engagement and better test scores. According to studies conducted by Martin Seligman (former president of the American Psychology Association), the results … Continue reading Not about happiness: mental health in schools

14
Sep 17

How boosting mental health can boost grades

Author:Eileen Cai

According to an article published by the Herald Sun, research shows that in the last year one in seven Australian children had a mental health disorder. This highlights the need for schools to focus more on boosting mental health in order to achieve better results. “Happy, healthy and resilient students learn better, stay in school … Continue reading How boosting mental health can boost grades

17
Aug 17

3 key challenges involved in the hospital redevelopment process

Building a new hospital or redesigning an existing site is a lot more complex than it might seem. Here are just a few challenges faced throughout the process. Effectively engaging and communicating with everyone involved in the lengthy process. Hospital projects take years to finalise and often it is hard to communicate the right information … Continue reading 3 key challenges involved in the hospital redevelopment process

15
Aug 17

More youth with mental health issues turning to the internet: why we need to embrace e-health

A recent joint report by Mission Australia and the Black Dog Institute indicated that nearly one in four young Australians have are at risk of serious mental illness. Interestingly enough, they consistently report “the top three sources they would go to for help with important issues in their lives are friends, parents and the internet.” … Continue reading More youth with mental health issues turning to the internet: why we need to embrace e-health

14
Aug 17

How to become a digital hospital

The growing population across Australia has seen an increased demand for more healthcare facilities. With the release of the 2017-2018 budget, the federal funding to public hospitals increased by $2.8 billion. Hospitals across the country must innovate and stay up to date in order to provide the highest quality of care. There are over 100 … Continue reading How to become a digital hospital

28
Jul 17

3 Data-driven hospital improvements

“We are witnessing an unprecedented explosion in the volume, variety and velocity of health care data.”      – ‘Getting from big data to analytics – 4 challenges for health care entities’, EY Australian hospitals collect and have access to a wealth of data. Advances in technology and transitions to electronic medical and health records … Continue reading 3 Data-driven hospital improvements