• Charting the success of telehealth in lockdown

    Centaine Snoswell     |      June 24, 2020

    Telehealth is not new, but its uptake was slow and fragmented until COVID-19 came along. The challenge now is to make it a sustainable and routine part of health care into the future.

  • 7 lessons for Australia’s health system

    Stephen Duckett     |      June 22, 2020

    In a report released today, the Grattan Institute outlines seven key lessons that can help make the health system more effective, efficient and equitable, and better able to deal with future crises.

  • Making the most of telehealth consultations

    Breanna Wright     |      June 6, 2020

    Both health professionals and patients need to make some behavioural adjustments to get the most out of their telehealth appointments.

  • Epigenetics holds the key to new blood treatments

    Open Forum     |      May 26, 2020

    New research into epigenetics will help scientists investigate new treatments for blood disorders.

  • Hospital at home

    Open Forum     |      May 22, 2020

    Care delivered as “Hospital in the Home” is growing rapidly in Australia, and helping the nation to record fewer hospital readmissions and fewer deaths.

  • Will COVID-19 shape the future of telehealth?

    Chris Bain     |      May 20, 2020

    The COVID-19 crisis has accelerated the use of telehealth technology after years of slow progress, but fewer people are consulting their GPs. Post-pandemic, what does it mean for digital health?

  • Pandemic highlights e-health issues

    Open Forum     |      May 19, 2020

    Misinformation and mistrust of Australia’s COVIDSafe app underlines the need for standards to scope, develop, assess and roll out e-health services, according to Flinders University digital health experts.

  • Teens sought for lockdown mental health study

    Open Forum     |      May 15, 2020

    As Covid-19 continues to spread around the world, a South Australian research team is looking at the impact of mass lockdowns on children’s mental health and wellbeing.

  • Nurses on the front line

    Open Forum     |      May 13, 2020

    It seems fitting that on the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth, nurses are being celebrated the world over for their bravery, skills and sacrifice.

  • Australia must plan for the toll on mental health

    Yolande Hutchinson     |      April 30, 2020

    A UNSW Professor says long-term mental health issues are a hidden threat from COVID-19 in launching this year’s Australian mental health prize.

  • Nursing the next generation

    Tracey Bruce     |      April 29, 2020

    Health services need to consider the impact of COVID-19 on the work of the maternal and child health nurses who give preventative care and support to women and families in the community.

  • Nurses are not just needed now, they are essential to post-pandemic recovery

    Stacy Blythe     |      April 5, 2020

    Nurses have proven their worth during the COIVD-19 pandemic and they will also play a key role in the country’s post-pandemic recovery.