Focus issue 185 August 2014
Telehealth can add big value to our healthcare
By Branko Celler
Use of telehealth technologies can better manage patient flows, optimise clinicians’ time and triage patients, and its benefits in chronic disease management are well documented.
Preventive personalised healthcare: taking responsibility
By Carrie Hillyard
Governments, healthcare regulators, payers and insurers are realising that the cost to budgets of lifestyle-caused diseases is unsustainable and are starting to support and sponsor proactive solutions.
Building a medtech industry for Australia
By Ana Lavelle
There are a range of policies impacting Australia’s ability to keep its home-grown technologies in the country and to reap the full benefit they have to offer.
The NBN can transform health and aged care
By Jennene Buckley
The biggest challenge to wider-scale adoption of telehealth will be the engagement of GPs and health services.
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Promoting Australia's advancement through technology