Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
04 November, 2019

This week: My Aged Care improvements to lift GPs’ burden - How South-west Sydney hospitals are streamlining patient care - Putting tech at the heart of the patient experience - and more.

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My Aged Care improvements to lift GPs’ administrative burden

The online information and service portal has unveiled some significant changes designed to improve its usability for GPs and their patients. -


How hospitals in Sydney's south-west are streamlining patient care

Robbie Hart, 57, first came to Liverpool Hospital after falling down stairs but while he was visiting emergency, diagnostic tests revealed the musician from Hoxton Park, in Sydney's west, had a far greater battle on his hands. -


Putting technology at the heart of the patient experience

Whether it’s higher financial transparency, greater data security, smooth communication with physicians, or easy-to-access electronic medical records, there can be no doubt that patients’ expectations around healthcare are growing. -


Understanding impulse control behaviours in Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative, progressive disorder that affects dopamine-producing nerve cells in the brain. Patients with Parkinson’s typically have low brain dopamine concentrations, making treatments that boost dopamine levels in the brain a key treatment component. -


Patients can tell when clinicians believe a treatment won’t work - and it affects the outcome

A new study published recently in the journal Nature Human Behavior investigated how a clinician perceives the treatment he or she is providing can affect its efficacy from the patient’s perspective. Essentially, the study found that the benefits of placebo can transfer from provider to patient. -


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