This Looks Like A Pretty Useful Project In These COVIDTimes.
This appeared last week: Real time GP data to be used for Australian COVID-19 management Led by the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre, the project will compile data from 500 practices to map the impact of the pandemic on the country's health system. By Asha Barbaschow | August 17, 2020 -- 01:12 GMT (11:12 AEST) | Topic: Innovation Data from general practices across New South Wales and Victoria is being compiled to build a real-time reporting system that shows where and how COVID-19 is impacting Australia's health system. The project is led by the Digital Health Cooperative Research Centre (CRC), which is comprised...
Source: Australian Health Information Technology - August 26, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Dr David G More MB PhD Source Type: blogs

Meeting pathology demand: histopathology workforce census
Royal College of Pathologists - This workforce census finds that only three per cent of NHS histopathology departments have enough staff to meet clinical demand. The report highlights the intense pressures that histopathologists face from increased workloads, such as new NHS screening programmes. In addition, services are facing more complex work as personalised medicine develops and guides new therapies. Outdated IT systems compound these pressures.ReportPress release (Source: Health Management Specialist Library)
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - September 17, 2018 Category: UK Health Authors: The King ' s Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

Theranos Scientific and Medical Advisory Board Tightly Linked to the AACC
In two previous notes (see:Major Miscalculations by the AACC Regarding Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos;Conflict-of-Interest Disclosure for Society Members Who Plan Conferences?), I raised the issue of possible links between the AACC and Theranos. I raised this possibility because I thought that it was a possible explanation for the extraordinary AACC invitation to Elizabeth Holmes, founder of Theranos, to speak at the AACC annual meeting. Her lecture occurred after she had been barred for two years from the lab industry by federal regulators (see:Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos Is Barred From Running Lab for 2 Ye...
Source: Lab Soft News - August 10, 2016 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Clinical Lab Industry News Clinical Lab Testing Healthcare Business Lab Information Products Lab Regulation Laboratory Industry Trends Medical Ethics Pathology Teaching and Education Source Type: blogs

The future of pathology services
This report finds well-established opportunities for pathology to make substantial improvements in care for patients, and deliver savings estimated at £200m. It argues that despite major reviews identifying these possibilities in 2006 and 2008, progress has been patchy. The report warns that progress in these fields risks being held back by a shortage of doctors, with Royal College of Pathologists figures showing 40 per cent of specialists in the field are over 55 and most of those plan to retire within five years. Financial investment, too, will be needed to support changes. Report Press release (Source: Health Man...
Source: Health Management Specialist Library - July 4, 2016 Category: UK Health Authors: The King's Fund Information & Knowledge Service Tags: NHS finances and productivity Quality of care and clinical outcomes Workforce and employment Source Type: blogs

Ever wanted to be a Clinical Forensic Medicine Registrar?
This post is written by Dr Nicola Cunningham, Senior Forensic Physician at Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine and Emergency Physician at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne. Ever wondered what it would be like to work in a field like “CSI”? A term as a Clinical Forensic Medicine Registrar at the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VFM) is as close as it gets as a doctor to navigating your way through the murky bowels of crime and experiencing the fascinating world of forensic labs, police stations and courts. We don’t have a theme song by the Who, and we never look as glamorous at two in th...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - May 31, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Chris Nickson Tags: Emergency Medicine Forensic medicine Job registrar VIFM Source Type: blogs

The Saatchi bill won’t find a cure for cancer, but it will encourage charlatans
Jump to follow-up Maurice Nathan Saatchi, Baron Saatchi is an advertising man who, with his brother, Charles Saatchi ("‘why tell the truth when a good lie will do?), became very rich by advertising cigarettes and the Conservative party. After his second wife died of cancer he introduced a private members bill in the House of Lords in 2012. The Medical Innovation Bill came back to the Lords for its second reading on 24 October 2014. The debate was deeply depressing: very pompous and mostly totally uninformed. You would never have guessed that the vast majority of those who understand the problem a...
Source: DC's goodscience - October 24, 2014 Category: Science Authors: David Colquhoun Tags: business CAM cancer Cancer act Saatchi Bill alternative medicine antiscience badscience Source Type: blogs

The Saatchi bill won’t find a cure for cancer, but it will encourage charlatans
Jump to follow-up Maurice Nathan Saatchi, Baron Saatchi is an advertising man who, with his brother, Charles Saatchi ("‘why tell the truth when a good lie will do?), became very rich by advertising cigarettes and the Conservative party. After his second wife died of cancer he introduced a private members bill in the House of Lords in 2012. The Medical Innovation Bill came back to the Lords for its second reading on 24 October 2014. The debate was deeply depressing: very pompous and mostly totally uninformed. You would never have guessed that the vast majority of those who understand the problem a...
Source: DC's goodscience - October 24, 2014 Category: Science Authors: David Colquhoun Tags: business CAM cancer Cancer act Saatchi Bill alternative medicine antiscience badscience Source Type: blogs