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The Australian Digital Health Agency is pleased to announce nearly 20,000 My Health Record education kits are being distributed to healthcare providers and Australia Post offices across Australia. The kits will equip providers and Agency partners with information and resources to help them advise al...

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80% of Australian women who develop cervical cancer are either under screened or have never screened. To assist healthcare providers to encourage these women to participate in cervical screening, resources have been developed for the population groups identified as less likely to engage in screening...

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Doctor's surgeries are reportedly turning away mental health patients and children because stagnating Medicare rebates do not cover the cost of complex consultations.   Instead the system perversely encourages GPs to churn through 10 patients an hour, it has been claimed.   Australians...

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From 1 July 2018, the Prescription Shopping Alert Service (PSAS) has changed the way the Department of Human Services provides information to prescribers: Once a month we’ll assess patients who meet the PSP criteria. We may write to you if we’re concerned your patient is getting more PB...

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The ATO has issued a toolkit to support health organisations, medical professionals, nurses, midwives and carers. The toolkit contains a range of fact sheets, and a directory of links to information, tools, calculators and other resources to help taxpayers to get their tax right this year. The dire...

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Australia’s quest to find cures and prevent and better manage dementia will be turbocharged by the new Australian Dementia Network (ADNet), including memory centres and a registry of clinical trial volunteers to fast-track research. Read More (Source: Department of Health)
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An Australian non-profit biopharmaceutical company has received a major boost in its efforts to rid the world of a blinding disease that more than 200 million people are currently at risk of contracting. Melbourne-based Medicines Development for Global Health (MDGH) announced it had secured US FDA ...

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Asthma Australia will receive $7.6 million to continue two training programs. Asthma Australia’s Asthma Child and Adolescent Program delivers asthma information and emergency training for staff in preschools and schools and supports self-management for adolescents while its Community Support P...

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HealthEngine, the medical booking service under investigation for sharing patient details, has pledged to make “substantial changes” to its advertising and referrals policies despite denying any wrongdoing. The company says media reports have created a false impression that patient inf...

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Australians will be able to access new digital services that help them take more control of their health and wellbeing following the official launch of Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy – Safe, Seamless, and Secure: evolving health and care to meet the needs of moder...

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