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What health services can learn from retail

John Riccio 27 Feb 2017 10 minutes

Customers won’t put up with long waiting times or clunky administration in other industries, so why is healthcare getting away with it? John Riccio looks at retail’s history to predict a transformative path for health.

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Beyond the smartwatch: How your home could be tracking your health

Richard Royle 22 Feb 2017 9 minutes

Visiting the doctor’s clinic could become a rarity as a new wave of connected devices bring healthcare and health monitoring into the home.

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The secret link between innovation and wellbeing

Kate Bennett Eriksson 31 Oct 2016 8 minutes

To stay competitive, organisations must adapt to change like never before. Kate Eriksson argues that, by focusing on improving the mental health and experience of employees, companies could be opening a door to firm-wide innovation.

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Empathy machines: Turning to tech to aid mental wellbeing

Suji Kanagalingam 10 Oct 2016 7 minutes

On World Mental Health Day, Suji Kanagalingam explores how cutting edge digital technologies such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence are delivering a new experience in mental health treatment.

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Leverage the lessons of the US to digitise our hospitals

John Forsythe 12 Sep 2016 9 minutes

In 2015, the United States had 1,414 digital hospitals. In Australia, there was one. Despite a high standard of healthcare, why is there a delay in transforming Australia’s hospitals?

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Infographic: Digital days and sleepless nights

08 Sep 2016 1 minute

Digital devices haven’t just infiltrated our daily lives, they’ve also become essential evening accessories. Are these glowing screens leading to sleepless nights?

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Report: Rapid adoption of wearables, 2016

John Riccio 13 May 2016 7 minutes

Most Australians now own a wearable device but have they really bought into the concept? John Riccio looks at the results of PwC’s latest report into wearable technology to uncover just how essential we believe them to be.

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Press OK to continue: How digital can transform mental health services

Suji Kanagalingam 09 May 2016 7 minutes

From meditation apps to mood-enhancing gameplay, there are plenty of ways that technology can shore up mental health services. While there’s no magic wand, they do have the power to reach more sufferers than before, writes Suji Kanagalingam.

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Infographic: Wearable tech and the future of digital health

21 Apr 2016 3 minutes

After a relatively slow start, wearable technology is primed to reinvent the healthcare and health insurance industries, improving consumer wellbeing and offering billions in savings.

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