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Blog posts about avoidable errors and high costs
1 MAY, 2014 Lack of honesty about end of life Profits put before patients outcomes Intensive Care death A conflict of interest between large profits from performing acute surgery and patients with end of life conditions, can lead to terrible outcomes. An elderly man...
20 SEPTEMBER, 2017 Medication non compliance Preventable readmissions Charbots and Avatars Peak15 is a Melbourne-based digital health reform group. They run monthly events on meetup, bringing together tech entrepreneurs, health professionals, community groups and...
21 JULY, 2017 Emergency Departments Bed management Health startups I'd like to introduce Paul Rylands from JKM care solutions. Paul, you've developed a wonderful tool to help doctors give their patients the care that they need to help hospitals manage their workload...
The key to good rural and Indigenous health is internet-based records, good coordination and staying focused on community-based care.
Hospital waiting lists can be manipulated, according to a range of sources.
Hospital safety scores are kept hidden from Australian patients. Lazy politicians and a timid media ignore the consequences.
8,000 people may die every year in hospitals from hospital errors Australia. So why don’t we have a national reporting system?
Better nursing assessments and cheap blood tests could help pick up potential hospital errors.
Small hospitals and chemotherapy protocols don’t always mix well. Unqualified nursing staff and a lack of medical standards can lead to problems.
Hospitals that cut back on nurses education run the risk of increasing their incidence of errors.
Bad discharge planning and poor patient education is often linked to unnecessary emergency department readmission.
Medication errors and poor handovers often go hand in hand. Patients suffer unnecessarily. But hospitals are never forced to change.
This women presented with an exacerbation of multiple sclerosis, to the nearest Emergency. She was left for 12 hours in pain, with no plan and no review.
Delayed treatment for a broken limb can lead to unnecessary complications.
Statistics indicating major trends
- Percent of the world’s population estimated to own a smartphone by 2020 – Global 90%
- Percent of mobile health app publishers that get downloads of 1 million or more – Globally 4%
- Percent of mobile health apps that have less than 10,000 monthly users – Globally 83%
- Percent of mobile health app publishers who make less than $10,000 a year – Global 56%
- Percent of mobile health apps that needed 2 years from development to launch – Global 84%
- Amount of mobile health apps that cost over $450,000 to develop and launch – Global 50%
- Percent of the developing costs of mobile health apps that are related to integration with e-health records – Global 66%
- Percent of mobile health apps that have a licensing model – apps linked to connected smart devices – Global 35%
- The share of mobile health app users among people with chronic disease like asthma – Global 1%
A brief summary
Major problems to avoid
Social isolation and lack of a friendly, open environment
A culture of blame, seeing errors as personal flaws rather than work flow problems to be solved
Suspicion of internet based resources, open-source education and sharing information
Positive things to seek out
Gamification, chat bots, robots, artificial intelligence, fun ways to communicate
Social networking to solve problems and relieve stress
Close follow up with patients, automated social media messaging