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Govt announces $10m in funding to support medical R&D

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt announced the Australian Government is injecting $10 million in funding to support eleven new medical projects, which is set to improve the lives of Australian patients and provide new options to help solve emerging health challenges.

RACGP report finds GPs optimistic about future of health tech

GPs are optimistic about the use of health technology and its ability to improve productivity and care coordination, but uncertain about medico-legal issues around eHealth, a new survey found.

New Pharmacy regulations – what you need to know

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia in partnership with the Australian Digital Health Agency have released new guidelines to encourage Pharmacists to embrace the Federal Government’s new My Health Record system.

Report reveals health needs to take data security more seriously

The health sector topped the list of sectors that notified the OAIC of eligible data breaches since 22 February, according to the Commissioners’ first report since the new mandatory data breach reporting legislation came into effect.

COAG Health Council decisions shaking up healthcare

Doctor’s mental health initiatives, organ donation overhaul, real-time prescription monitoring and primary care for victims of domestic violence are just a few of the issues tackled by the COAG Health Council’s recent meeting.

What patient engagement means in 2018

In this article founder of patient engagement platform HotDoc, Dr Ben Hurst, reveals how he sees patient engagement evolving in 2018 as transcending beyond the four walls of the consultation room.
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