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  • Image - Protect key players to boost your social professional network

    Protect key players to boost your social professional network

    Tuesday, 07 May 2013

    Like in a terror network, removing the key players from clinical networks can result in the collapse of the entire network, according to research conducted by Janet Long of the Centre for Clinical Governance Research. Clinical networks – or collaborations between health professionals from different...

  • Image - Antibiotic prescribing: how to achieve policy compliance?

    Antibiotic prescribing: how to achieve policy compliance?

    Tuesday, 07 May 2013

    The antimicrobial prescribing policy of a major Sydney teaching hospital has been revised following an AIHI study which highlighted widespread misuse of antibiotics by prescribers. The study was conducted by Dr Melissa Baysari of the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research to evaluate...

  • Preventing suicide and drug abuse

    Tuesday, 07 May 2013

    E-Health researchers should consider systematically manipulating the ‘crowd’ around people who use online social networking sites to positively influence their health behaviours and beliefs, new AIHI research has shown. A Centre for Health Informatics study of user behaviour on an online personal...

  • Image - Updating systematic reviews at the click of a mouse

    Updating systematic reviews at the click of a mouse

    Tuesday, 07 May 2013

    Systematic reviews could one day be updated in minutes at a fraction of the current cost thanks to new automation, according to Dr Guy Tsafnat of the Centre for Health Informatics. Reviews of the evidence provide valuable decision support for doctors, but it takes one or two people up to two years...

  • Why it's hard for obese people to lose weight

    Tuesday, 07 May 2013

    Like in a terror network, removing the key players from clinical networks can result in the collapse of the entire network, according to research conducted by Janet Long of the Centre for Clinical Governance Research. Clinical networks – or collaborations between health professionals from different...

  • Image - Is the ED the best place for patients to die?

    Is the ED the best place for patients to die?

    Tuesday, 07 May 2013

    Of the 140,000 people who die in Australia each year, at least 100,000 are “expected” to die. Of these, 54% die in acute care hospitals and only 16% die at home.  For the majority of those patients, their end-of life (EOL) trajectory is characterised by long term deterioration with multiple...

  • Image - Keeping faith on accreditation

    Keeping faith on accreditation

    Tuesday, 07 May 2013

    Accreditation should be seen as an ongoing quality improvement and review process rather than a one-off challenge to be met, said Dr David Greenfield of the Centre for Clinical Governance Research, University of New South Wales (UNSW). As part of the ARC-funded ACCREDIT Project, which Professors...

  • Are antidepressants over-prescribed?

    Tuesday, 07 May 2013

    Systematic reviews could one day be updated in minutes at a fraction of the current cost thanks to new automation, according to Dr Guy Tsafnat of the Centre for Health Informatics. Reviews of the evidence provide valuable decision support for doctors, but it takes one or two people up to two years...

  • Image - Electronic information systems improve patient care

    Electronic information systems improve patient care

    Tuesday, 07 May 2013

    Introducing an electronic information system into the emergency department (ED) enables faster and better-informed decision making and specialty consultations, according to a study of the doctors and nurses who are using them. And while many users questioned the time it took to input data into the...

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