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Opinion: Tech uptake – tick-tock

Breakthroughs will be positive disruptions for healthcare, so the sector needs to pick up the pace of their development. By Ron Emerson When it comes to a vision for the future of healthcare, it’s clear that a change in the ...

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MyCareManager: services from a distance

A new eHealth platform is set to provide aged-care staff and residents with online medical updates and personalised information. Telstra Health has launched MyCareManager, developed in conjunction with community care specialists and Telstra Health subsidiary HealthConnex. The platform is expected to help carers ...

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Tech talk breakdowns costly

Shortfalls in the consultation between patient advocates and government on healthcare tech funding must be improved, researchers from the University of Adelaide have argued. Dr Jackie Street, senior lecturer in public health said patient organisations are not being effectively engaged, ...

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Bandage in works detects pressure ulcers

Researchers from the US are developing a new type of bandage that uses electrical currents to detect early tissue damage from pressure ulcers before the human eye can. “What we’re detecting is a change in the way electricity flows that ...

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Driving independence

Driverless cars may soon be on Australia’s roads, helping older people in the community and in aged-care lead independent lives. Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey recently said driverless cars will transform the lives of older Australians in the future, and Jeffrey Soar ...

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App and education help foster person-centred care

A mobile app and strong leadership are helping to ensure people with dementia receive individualised care, an academic has said. Care for a person with dementia is not always person-centred, Dr Lisa Clinnick said, and the institutionalised nature of care – the need to ...

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