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Inside track: Healthcare

30 March 2021

#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

Inside track: Healthcare

In the media

World Health Organization Polioviruses and potentially infectious materials survey 2021
The CSIRO is calling on all facilities to complete a short five-minute survey to identify or exclude facilities that may have samples containing Poliovirus potentially infectious materials. Any facility which manages any biospecimens must complete the 2021 survey. All facilities should complete the survey as soon as possible, by 30 April 2021 at the latest (25 March 2021).  More... 

COVID arrangements for image-based prescriptions extended
The Special Arrangement allowing doctors to email, text or fax a digital image of a paper-based prescription to their patient’s pharmacy has been extended until the end of September (25 March 2021).  More...

Why Telstra buying MedicalDirector might be good for general practice
One of the big tech trends brought upon us by COVID-19 is the willingness of government, private health and corporates to embrace cloud-based technology to achieve interoperability in healthcare at scale (23 March 2021).  More...

Women file new mesh suit against Boston Scientific
Multinational medical device maker Boston Scientific is accused of acting negligently and selling implants that were not fit for purpose or of acceptable quality, the case filed in the Federal Court (22 March 2021).  More...

Queensland

Two dead this year as cases of soil-spread disease double in Queensland’s north
Far north Queenslanders are being urged to take care around floodwater and mud, following the spike in the diseases across the region (25 March 2021).  More...

UQ discovery could reduce chemo side effects
University of Queensland pain researchers have made a discovery that could let future cancer patients avoid chemotherapy’s worst and most debilitating side effects. The dual precision treatment designed at Brisbane’s Mater Hospital by haematologist Maher Gandhi is expected to revolutionise the care given to those diagnosed with a non-Hodgkin‘s lymphoma called Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma (23 March 2021).  More...

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