14
Nov

Greater consideration of real-world application in development of AI technologies for health urged: New paper

In the latest edition of the Journal for Medical Internet Research, PCHSS investigator Professor Enrico Coiera argues that the creation and implementation of artificial intelligence in the health field should be driven by human needs rather than simply by what is technologically achievable. In “The Last Mile: Where Artificial Intelligence Meets Reality”, Professor Coiera writes that “only the...
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14
Nov

Study finds over 10% of Australian aged care facility residents have gout

Historically known as “the king of diseases and the disease of kings”, gout is a painful form of inflammatory arthritis. PCHSS investigators Andrew Georgiou, Johanna Westbrook and colleagues profiled the health status and demographics of residents of aged care facilities with gout in their paper released on 21 August 2019 in the Australasian Journal on Ageing....
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3
Sep

Health system sustainability research gets $12.4 Million funding boost

More than $12 million in new grant funding has been awarded to NHMRC Partnership Centre for Health System Sustainability (PCHSS) investigators to further their work to improve the performance of the Australian health system, including in the field of children’s cancer, lower back pain and waste in healthcare. PCHSS Chief Investigator Professor Braithwaite said, “These...
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26
Aug

Aged care residents kept on antipsychotics for too long

New research by PCHSS investigators reveals the extent of misuse of antipsychotic drugs in aged care facilities. Read the journal article (Duration of Antipsychotic Medication Use by Aged Care Facility Residents With Dementia. Lind KE, Raban MZ, Georgiou A, Westbrook JI) and some of the popular press about this research: Aged care residents turned into ‘zombies’ on antipsychotics...
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24
Jul

Glaring risks in meds records, prescribing

“GPs may be making medication decisions based on records with an average of 10 discrepancies per person compared to facility records… but where are the pharmacists? There is a need for better systems and greater coordination between pharmacists, GPs and nurses to improve medication safety, an expert in health systems and patient safety has told...
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