Aged care: power to the people

The new Consumer Directed Care program starts on July 1 and is expected to impact about 200,000 people. It removes spending decisions worth billions of dollars from home care providers and hands them to families, and follows government concerns that some providers were not doing what they should. However, seniors with more money will have

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What the NHS can learn from healthcare innovations around the world | Healthcare Professionals Network | The Guardian

The Five Year Forward View – the vision for the future of the NHS in England – will require radical change at every level of the healthcare system. We must take advantage of innovative ways of working, engage patients in their own care and implement new treatments and technologies. But the time lag between innovation

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Telstra Health launches 24/7 telemedicine service

Telstra Health has just launched a new GP telemedicine service, ReadyCare, providing Australians the ability to connect with a doctor and receive advice, treatment, diagnosis and prescriptions using only their mobile phone or tablet. A team of registered Australian doctors have been hired to operate the service 24-hours-a-day, enabling consumers constant access to medical professionals,

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Leo Buscaglia on Education, Industrialized Conformity, and How Stereotypes and Labels Limit Love | Brain Pickings

“Labels are distancing phenomena. They push us away from each other.” In the winter of 1969, shortly after a young woman he considered one of his brightest and most promising students committed suicide, Leo Buscaglia decided to deal with the flurry of confusion by starting an experimental class at the University of Southern California where

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