Top Medical News & Ideas This Week

By: MedicalSearch
16 March, 2020

This week: Royal Melbourne Hospital Emergency Department, insights from COVID-19 - Filling gaps in care for housebound patients - Speeding up health care with AI - and more.

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Royal Melbourne Hospital Emergency Department – insights from COVID-19

Australian hospitals are currently preparing to manage patients with COVID-19, and a potential surge of patients. In this article, we describe the strategic approach of The Royal Melbourne Hospital to triage and screen patients who have presented at risk during the early phases of COVID19 importation into the country. -


Federal government needs to be clear on strategies to prevent spread of COVID-19, ANMF says

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), says the federal government must send clear and consistent messages to the community in order to contain the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and ease growing anxiety, confusion and concern about this public health emergency. -


Telehealth assists infection control

Temporary Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) and Department of Veterans’ Affairs items announced by the Australian Government are allowing doctors, nurses and mental health professionals to deliver services via telehealth during the COVID-19 crisis. -


Filling gaps in care for housebound patients

For many housebound older patients, seeing a GP in their own home can be a real boon. Every week, Melbourne GP Dr Floyd Gomes visits older patients in their own home during the day, as their regular doctor.  But, from his experience, this is a rarity in Australia. -


Speeding up health care with artificial intelligence

Imagine being diagnosed within minutes instead of waiting months to see a medical specialist. WA scientist and Fulbright scholar Isaac Ward intends to make that a reality. -


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