Tag Archives: Care

Electronic shared care plans live across NZ’s South Island

A suite of electronic shared care plans is being rolled out across New Zealand’s South Island, with more than 10,000 active plans now available via the HealthOne and Health Connect South portals. Personalised care plans, acute plans and advance care plans make up the suite. They are the first documents that both HealthOne and Health… Read More »

Gold Coast aged care closure in spotlight

The sudden and shocking closure of a Gold Coast aged care home, and the safety and quality of patient care leading up to the scandal, will be scrutinised by a Queensland parliamentary committee. The bipartisan Health Committee will hold hearings into the Earle Haven Retirement Village on Wednesday and Thursday at the Royal Pines Resort.… Read More »

PBMs: Driving Up Costs and Lowering Quality Care in America

As drug prices sky rocket, the role of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) in health care has been debated and analyzed. Governmental agencies, pharmaceutical executives and insurance providers have all joined the conversation to suggest a quick fix. Yet, among the proposed solutions, we see a stark absence of physician perspective. As a physician myself, I… Read More »