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

15
Sep 16

Healthcare innovation is not just about ICT

Implementation of software into healthcare environments is inherently difficult, and it’s not just about the ICT. Acknowledged pain points include poor clinician engagement, lack of a patient-centric view, misalignment with clinical and administrative workflows, lack of recognition of patient needs, inadequate visibility of clinical guideline requirements and poor integration with other IT systems. Emerging visual patient … Continue reading Healthcare innovation is not just about ICT

16
Aug 16

Reducing unnecessary Emergency Department medical testing at Box Hill hospital

Unnecessary medical testing has been shown to be rife in modern medicine, with estimates in the literature typically in the range of 20-25%. This has also been shown to be a problem that isn’t going away, with most clinical laboratories experiencing 5 to 10% increases in workload each year. In recognition of this, Eastern Health … Continue reading Reducing unnecessary Emergency Department medical testing at Box Hill hospital

04
Aug 16

Brave decisions required to address affordability of private health cover

Private health insurance is integral to the success of Australia’s health system. More than 13 million Australians have some form of private health insurance. Recent research shows that 80 per cent of health fund members value their PHI because it gives them security, confidence they can access medical treatment when and where they need it. … Continue reading Brave decisions required to address affordability of private health cover