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Prior to COVID-19, the healthcare system in Australia had already recognised the importance of digital health. This has provided great aid to the nation in its battle against the virus as reflected by the now flattening of the curve reflecting the number of coronavirus cases within the country. - healthcareit.com.au
ACN Member Julie Tucker MACN works at a large metropolitan hospital in a large tertiary setting. She works in women and children’s area and her specialty is pelvic floor dysfunction in women of reproductive age. As with everything else, Julie’s work has shifted in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. - acn.edu.au
The virus will be part of our lives until an effective vaccine arrives – because elimination is ‘very unlikely’. That is the view of infectious disease specialist and microbiologist Peter Collignon, a professor at the Australian National University and former World Health Organization (WHO) advisor. - racgp.org.au
Researchers from the University of Queensland have devised a new tool to measure quality of life in people with dementia — assessing five key domains: physical health, mood, memory, living situation and ability to do fun activities. - hospitalhealth.com.au
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