The My Health Record digital database is using an old technology designed to share data between providers and patients, not other providers, and still does not meet appropriate standards, say some healthcare experts.
All WA ambulances will get new heart-starting defibrillator devices "as soon as practicable" after paramedics claim ongoing issues with the use of an existing defibrillator with a history of safety problems.
There is no requirement for Australian medical practitioners to disclose the benefits they receive from private interests such as medical device manufacturers, but Daniel Fleming — who has been a paid consultant for a breast implant manufacturer — argues that has to change.
If you are planning on getting shredded in Canberra, perhaps avoid supplements because ACT Health is warning about a number of products containing "banned poisons".
Private capital firm BGH has returned with the same takeover offer for private hospital operator Healthscope that was knocked back earlier this year.
A Senate committee argues Australians should be given another year to opt out of the My Health Record system, to boost awareness of the scheme before a digital medical file is automatically created for them.
Proposed changes to private health coverage could lock many chronic pain sufferers out of timely treatment, putting more pressure on the public system and potentially forcing some to turn to opioid drug use, pain specialists say.
The ACT branch of the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Foundation says another nurse has been assaulted, this time in the adult mental health unit at Canberra Hospital.
A company at the centre of an ABC investigation into the liquor industry recalls several of its spirit brands, warning they could be chemically contaminated and "cause injury if consumed".
About 3 per cent of Australians have opted out of the medical database system, which has been plagued by concerns about patient privacy, the system's security design and access by third parties, a Senate inquiry is told.