A better path to universal health care

20 February 2019 - The United States should look to Germany, not Canada, for the best model. ...

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My Health Record reflects 'new consensus', says CEO Tim Kelsey

19 February 2019 - The government's controversial My Health Record was part of a "new consensus" on digital health, said ...

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Rationing of health care in the United States; an inevitable consequence of increasing health care costs

13 February 2019 - The modern era of medicine began in the 1960s. Health care coverage expanded with the passage ...

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Australian Medical Association warns hospital 'funding crisis' jeopardises patient safety

29 January 2019 - Some $130 billion in Federal Government funding allocated to Australia's public hospitals over four years won't ...

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Agenda for the March 2019 PBAC meeting

19 December 2018 - The agenda for the March 2019 PBAC meeting is now available. ...

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Frustrated at cancer treatment inequity

13 December 2018 - As appointed ambassador for the Lung Foundation NZ, I feel very frustrated the Government will not ...

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How disruptive innovation by business and technology firms could improve population health

16 August 2018 - In 1990 the Centers for Disease Control and the US Preventive Services Task Force launched Healthy ...

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Tech giants pledge to ease patient, provider access to health data

13 August 2018 - Promise seen as opportunity to bring on data-driven revolution in health care. ...

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Health insurance needs in-depth scrutiny in the public interest

7 August 2018 - Discounts on health insurance premiums for young people under 30 would erode the community-sharing principles of ...

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My Health Record can store genomic data but critics say it's not ready

6 August 2018 - The federal government's My Health Record system is capable of storing genomic information, such as a ...

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Health Minister backs down on My Health Record

31 July 2018 - Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has bowed to pressure and agreed to tear up the controversial ...

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Tackling inequalities to improve wellbeing in New Zealand

28 July 2018 - In May, 2018, Jacinda Ardern's New Zealand Government announced their first budget and, in a world first, ...

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CHF supports stronger protection for patient records

27 July 2018 - The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the statement by the Prime Minister and Minister Hunt that the ...

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'False and reckless': Health Minister slams anti-vaccination documentary maker

26 July 2018 - Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has slammed a controversial anti-vaccination documentary ahead of its Australian launch, ...

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AMA president Tony Bartone vows to safeguard patient privacy in My Health

25 July 2018 - The federal government may be forced to go back to the drawing board with My Health ...

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