If you carry your smartphone with you everywhere, then the data it tracks could provide a comprehensive picture of your health – and alert you if it begins to deteriorate.
New laws mean My Health Record data is more protected than other patient data. Privacy policies should be the same across the board.
Each year, inspectors visit Australian hospitals. But they're less like secret shoppers who identify flaws, and more like guests of a carefully orchestrated performance. This needs to change.
Creative appointment scheduling minimizes in-office waiting for physicians and patients.
Colin Smith became the first person to donate his genomic data to the Personal Genome Project UK under 'open consent' – waiving rights to anonymity.
A plan to fine hospitals for avoidable hospitalisations and pay GPs to prevent them has many issues. The main problem is that it's impossible to measure the outcomes of health care in Australia.