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Jeremy Knibbs chats with experts about the latest developments in medtech in Australia.
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Jeremy Knibbs chats with experts about the latest developments in medtech in Australia.
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    Without data, healthcare is a game of chance

    Without data, healthcare is a game of chance

    Dr David Dembo says that data is full of signals that can help transform healthcare.
    That data might be a fluctuating heart rate, or the fact a teenager is listening to Barry Manilow – it all has a story to tell, we just need to listen.
    A former GP, Dr Dembo now heads up Health Catalyst Australia and New Zealand. In this episode of The Tea Room he speaks about how to use patient engagement tools, such as automated communication and remote monitoring, in a non-invasive way to augment care and maintain visibility before, during and after treatment periods.
    “Modern medicine is far too complex for humans unaided by technology to practise safely. That means you need data-informed decision-making at the point of care delivery. And the data is there, it just needs to be aggregated, read, cleansed and repurposed in a meaningful way,” Dr Dembo said.
    He says that clinicians and healthcare managers have tools at their disposal to optimise patient experiences, no matter who or where the patients are.

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    • 29 min
    AI in medical decision making - computer says YES, patients say NO

    AI in medical decision making - computer says YES, patients say NO

    AI in healthcare is only going to get bigger and new Macquaire University research reveals how to do it better.
    In this short podcast we hear from Associate Professor Paul Formosa from Macquarie University. He’s been researching how patients respond to AI making their medical decisions compared to how they respond if a human is involved.
    Professor Formosa says that patients see humans as appropriate decision makers and that AI is perceived as dehumanizing even when the decision outcome is identical.
    “There's this dual aspect to people's relationship with data. They want decisions based on data and they don't like it when data is missing. However, they also don't like themselves to be reduced merely to a number,” Professor Formosa says.
    There are key takeaways for designers and developers in the research.
    “It's important that people feel they're not dehumanized or disrespected as that will have bad implications for their well-being. They may also be less likely to adhere to treatments or take diagnosis seriously if they feel that way,” Professor Formosa says.
    The kind of data that is captured could provide the nuance required to shift negative perceptions AI decision making. Professor Formosa says that we also need to think about the broader context in which these data systems are being used.
    “Are they being used in ways that promote good health care interactions between patients and healthcare providers? Or are they just automatically relied on in a way that interferes with that relationship?” Professor Formosa asks.

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    • 7 min
    Indigenous digital health design should lead with authenticity

    Indigenous digital health design should lead with authenticity

    PODCAST: The CSIRO have heard the calls for advice on how to design ehealth solutions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. But the key is not designing for any particular community, it’s designing with them, over a long period and with authentic relationship.


    In today’s podcast we chat Georgina Chelberg from the CSIRO’s Indigenous eHealth Research Centre. The centre is creating a best practice guide for designing digital health solutions with Indigenous peoples
    Ms Chelberg says that at the core of good design are community priorities and the need to be honest about structural racism.

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    • 18 min
    What was hot at CXO Healthcare Cloud Summit

    What was hot at CXO Healthcare Cloud Summit

    Thunder is inevitable when cloud tech and health tech collide.

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    • 36 min
    Dementia app research reveals big gaps for the market

    Dementia app research reveals big gaps for the market

    Who will fill the gap in the dementia app market and what do they need to consider?

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    • 19 min
    How covid has redefined healthcare problem-solving

    How covid has redefined healthcare problem-solving

    How has ‘interoperability’ gone from being a buzzword to playing a vital role in how governments and healthcare providers address crises in the healthcare sector?

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    • 39 min

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