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1 November

Australia ahead in personal control of electronic health records

The Digital Health Evidence Review, released by the Australian Digital Health Agency, brings together studies comparing My Health Record with similar systems across the world, including those in France, the UK, the USA and New Zealand. “We know through the important national conversation that is currently occurring that Australians expect ... Read more >>>

26 October

Specific MBS Changes from 1 November

The Department of Human Services has announced several changes to MBS items for the following: urine microscopy spinal surgery dermatology, allergy and immunology sleep studies and respiratory function tests Visit the Department's website for more information and resources related to these changes, which will begin on 1 November. Source: Department of Human ... Read more >>>

26 October

New blood clot standard designed to prevent deaths

Developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, the first national Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Clinical Care Standard aims to address the threat posed by blood clots, which kill four times as many people than road accidents. Each year 30,000 Australians develop blood clots1 — known as venous ... Read more >>>

24 October

Periodontal disease bacteria may kickstart Alzheimer’s

A recent study by a team from the University of Illinois, Chicago—and published in PLOS ONE—suggests that periodontal disease may be an initiator of Alzheimer’s, which currently has no treatment or cure. “Other studies have demonstrated a close association between periodontitis and cognitive impairment, but this is the first study to ... Read more >>>

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