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Entering The New Health Frontier

A new parliamentary report ‘The New Frontier: Delivering better health for all Australians’ is recommending significant reforms to the health care system to ensure Australians have better and faster access to the wave of new medicines and technologies.

The bipartisan report makes 31 recommendations to reform Australia’s system for the regulation and reimbursement with the hope that patients will receive faster access to the latest medicines and technologies.

Values in Workplace Culture

Professor Sabe Sabesan, is the Clinical Dean of the Townsville Regional Medical Training network incorporating the Townsville Hospital and Health Services and the Townsville Clinical School of the James Cook University and the director of the department of Medical oncology at the Townsville Cancer Centre, Townsville Hospital.

The Professor recently wrote, “Workforce wellness and engagement have become buzzwords in healthcare settings since there is an intimate relationship between staff wellbeing and performance of the healthcare system. Wellness initiatives such as wellness champions and wellness committees have been set up in response to emerging workforce mental health issues. These are largely reactive rather than being proactive in addressing or preventing the root cause of mental health issues.”

Prioritising Oral Health in Aged Care and Disability Support

Leonie Short is a Dental Practitioner and Dental Therapist. She started working as a dental therapist in Rural NSW and then moved into being an academic and researcher. Through her career, Leonie has worked at 6 universities across New South Wales and Queensland, and remaining community focused.

Leonie’s mission is to have improved oral health experiences and outcomes, however she recognises, the health system really needs to work hard to make it happen and for people to understand why it needs to be a priority.

Australian Digital Health Industry Report 2020

ANDHealth CEO Bronwyn Le Grice steps us through key report data from 317 emerging high growth potential digital health companies across Australia. Each of these companies has been supported in some way by ANDHealth since 2017.

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Episode 4 Season 1

Profiling “Inside MS” for trainee doctors understanding MRI data. 10 Year anniversary of the TAVI heart procedure. White Coats Foundation also talk about clinical trials.

Episode 3 Season 1

Australian Health Journal returns with Episode 3. In this episode we report on devices shown at the 2018 CeBIT show, Early Career Cancer Researcher and Parkinson’s Disease.

Episode 2 Season 1

This month’s Australian Health Journal is a DOUBLE EPISODE with a special report on mental health. Watch interviews from Biplar Australia, Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Conviction Group, The Resilience Centre and TRED College.

Episode 1 Season 1

Commencing the Australian Health Journal program on key developments in Australian healthcare.

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