Interview with David Lester

Interview with David Lester

10 AUGUST, 2017 Inaccurate diagnostic tools Lack of epilepsy specialists Portable, accurate diagnosis and monitoring technology Wikihospitals – Today I’m introducing David Lester from NIESM, an Australian entrepreneur. David, welcome to Wikihospitals. ...
Interview with Kunal Kalro

Interview with Kunal Kalro

12 NOVEMBER, 2017 Genetic testing Big data Variations across different races Wikihospitals: I’d like to introduce Kunal Kalro, co-founder of Eugene and serial founder of many other start-ups, and also repeated Entrepreneur in Residence. Kunal, welcome to...
Aged care reinvented

Aged care reinvented

28 APRIL, 2017   Aged Care Passion Integrated technology   Rethinking Aged Care means listening to what elderly people and their carers actually want. It means solving THEIR problems, not forcing other people solutions on them. And it means accepting that Aged Care is...
Aged care voices

Aged care voices

23 NOVEMBER, 2016 Real life stories Challenges Love and hope The real voices of aged care. Tonight Peak15 held a much needed meetup focusing on the aged care sector. The opening speakers were carers who work on the ground floor. No tech heads pushing the latest in...
Untrendy, 19th Century disease

Untrendy, 19th Century disease

Untrendy, 19th Century disease stalks wealthy, 21st Century country   Most of the time, when medical articles cross my desk, I quickly read and file them. But this one threw me into an instant rage. ‘Tackling rheumatic heart disease in Indigenous communities key...
Cardiac Infection ignored

Cardiac Infection ignored

18 NOVEMBER, 2018 Private cardiac surgery Post operative infection ignored Rude, unskilled nurses People tend to think that if they ‘pay more’ for private healthcare, then their treatments will automatically be ‘better quality’. In the normal...
Death with dignity

Death with dignity

Death with dignity. Harder than crossing the boarder at San Ysidro, California   Death is an intersection of powerful forces. A legal void where there are no clear guidelines. Political ducking and weaving from anything that could ‘damage careers’...
Closed circuit TV in nursing homes

Closed circuit TV in nursing homes

31 AUGUST, 2015 Sexual Physical and Emotional abuse 87% of relatives support the use of closed circuit tv in nursing homes Physical, sexual and emotional abuse of elderly and disabled people is a chronic and entrenched issue. It is a historical problem that has been...
Stroke patient misses out

Stroke patient misses out

31 AUGUST, 2015 Emergency department mixups Treatment delays Avoidable readmissions Stroke patients should never miss out on essential treatments A fifty year old woman experienced a sudden onset of visual disturbances, abnormal hallucinations, and confusion. She had...
Heart attack a long time coming

Heart attack a long time coming

25 AUGUST, 2015 Poor education Lack of basic health care monitoring Sudden heart attack Nick has never been interested in exercise. He hated sport at school. Nick’s idea of running around is working 12 hour days. He runs’s his own business in the insurance industry....