The simple process of re-identifying patients in public health records
In 2016, doctors’ identities were decrypted in Australian medical records. Now, a University of Melbourne team finds patients’ records can also be re-identified
Towards cancer care that listens to patients
Oncologist Lidia Schapira on how health outcomes improve when we respond to patients' lived experience of cancer and support them to engage with their own care.
The woman who changed the lives of millions
Mary Glowrey was a doctor and nun ahead of her time, developing sustainable processes and structures to promote efficient healthcare to the poor in India.
Time to hold back on the use of restraints
Using coercion to control behaviour in healthcare settings is sometimes necessary, but better regulation is needed to ensure it doesn't become the norm.
Stroke recovery: The state of the science
Stroke recovery guru Professor Julie Bernhardt on the latest research into maximising the chances of overcoming the physical and mental aftermath of stroke.
Public stewardship of private healthcare key to achieving universal health coverage
Global efforts for universal health coverage are complicated by the public and private mix that characterises health systems of low and middle-income countries.
Are mental health treatment orders out of order?
At any one time, thousands of Australians with a mental illness are being forced to comply with treatment, but now the status quo is being questioned.
Meditating on our health
Evidence that mindfulness techniques can improve our health is mounting and it may be time to start mainstreaming it in our health system.
The digital roadmap to better health
When it comes to our health, why are we more likely to trust the advice of e-strangers than strangers we might meet in the street?