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As of from 1 July 2016, NEHTA has become the Australian Digital Health Agency. The Agency will set the direction for the Australian digital health eco-system enabling all parties, both public and private, to innovate and deliver complementary products and services to leverage the national digital h...

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There is a confirmed case of measles in a young adult who was infectious whilst at a number of places in Victoria, including the Shepparton area between 21 June and 25 June, a V-Line train from Shepparton to Southern Cross Train station on 25 June, and at Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport on 25 ...

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The Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC) program is for eligible Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card holders with one or more targeted chronic conditions or complex care needs. Practice managers play an important role in coordinating their care. The CVC contact details have changed:...

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Medicare customer benefit cheques have stopped. This means your patients must have current bank account details registered with Medicare to receive their benefit. Their benefit will be paid electronically into their bank account, usually by the next working day.  This change was announced in...

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Researchers at Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab have published a paper of their findings from a study of 501 women between 20 and 35 years old, who were surveyed about their body image and asked to recall how frequently their parent(s) commented about their weight. Key findings were tha...

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A landmark study conducted by researchers at the University of Melbourne says that regular exercise in middle age can help to prevent cognitive decline in later years. Recent research shows abnormalities in brain tissue begin several decades before the onset of cognitive decline, but little is kn...

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This report presents the latest available data on the eye health workforce in Australia. It also provides a baseline for reporting against workforce capacity indicators. In 2011, the latest year for which data were available for most professions, there were over 800 ophthalmologists, around 4,000 op...

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Voting is different this federal election and the AEC is calling on the Australian community to help educate Australian voters about the new Senate voting system. The changes are the most significant to Australia's democratic system in some time and will affect all Australian voters, including you,...

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Published by researchers at Monash University, this paper describes the service distribution and models of rural outreach by specialist doctors living in metropolitan or rural locations. It was a national cross-sectional study of 902 specialist doctors providing 1401 rural outreach services in the...

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Launched this month, the The Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry – Australia and New Zealand (PCOR-ANZ) is an international initiative tracking the outcomes of men with prostate cancer across Australia and New Zealand. Managed by Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive M...

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