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Discover apps to help identify the triggers for migraines, software to predict future blood glucose levels, 3D printing for neurosurgery implants… what ever you problem, there is a startup solution. These small businesses can fix your health related problem in a more accurate manner, for a fraction of the traditional cost.
Meet the people involved in health reform
Watch videos of health startup founders, patients who experienced bad care then challenged the system, Doctors and nurses who are combining their experiences with modern technology and a desire for reform.
Learn about preventable hospital errors, excessive medical costs and over servicing. Take more control of your health issues by shopping around and getting better quality, lower priced services.
Rate health startups, add your comments on their services, share your personal story, join health reform groups via social media. Have your say.
Learn about avoidable errors
Hospital errors are now rated as a major cause of death in Western society. Over servicing, inaccurate medical records and inattention to basic checklists are major causes.
Technology can help you
The majority of errors are easily avoidable. Electronic drug charts with automatic error checking algorithms could save thousands of lives every year. Less invasive theatre procedures with better home nursing services could cut infection risks and speed recovery.
The startup movement is looking for customers
Their services are far cheaper than traditional health services, use modern technology, collect and store accurate data and are customer focused, to encourage better use.
Amount (per billion) estimated to be wasted each year on unnecessary tests and treatments in Australia
Percentage of Australians who get 'appropriate' care from Australian doctors
Percent of patients discharged from Australia hospitals with incorrect diagnosis
Startup founders testimonials
“I have known Delia Scales through her terrific site Wikihospitals for over 2 years and we share similar ideas about health startups.”Dr Grant Blashki | Family Doctor Expert
“I have known Delia Scales for over two years now and Delia is doing some outstanding work for the health care community. With her background as an acute care nurse she has the insights, knowledge and experience to share her knowledge and expertise with healthcare consumers on her Wikihospitals blog.”Patrik Hutzel | Intensive Care at Home
“Delia’s Wikihospitals blog is a wake-up call for the health care industry to cut the wastage and start engaging with local solutions.”Simon Carter |PredictBGL