Entries by merollim

Research Study: Wearables for health monitoring by independent living seniors

Research Update A colleague of mine in the Health and Biomedical Informatics Centre, the University of Melbourne is conducting PhD research. She has developed a survey examining: ‘Wearables for health monitoring by independent living seniors’. It is now live and she is looking for respondents. Here are some details. If you are interested in the […]

Digital Advance: A Future Technology Driven Model of Physiotherapy

I recently gave a presentation at the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) conference in Darwin. My presentation’s focus was on future models of healthcare (as specific to Physiotherapy). In particular, looking at how technology will continue to impact healthcare and the profession over the next 10 years. I have written an article for the APAs inMotion […]

Finally a Social Media Course Supporting Physios is Available – http://socialmedia.physio

This blog post has been a long time coming. Perhaps its hold-up was because the last few months have been busy with the launch, writing the Australian Physiotherapy Association social media guide, and filming our social media webinar. Or, maybe it was because I erroneously thought I’d already let everyone know the website, guides, course and […]

News update from Physitrack: Technology and innovation to drive a better patient experience

Marijn Kortekaas, @physitrack_au   With over 85% of Australian consumers owning a smartphone, it comes as no surprise that healthcare providers are embracing new technologies in large numbers to improve the patient experience, run more efficient clinics, as well as help improve treatment outcomes. Physitrack is one of the companies riding the wave of healthcare innovation, […]

Qantas Introduces Exercise Video to Help Prevent DVT

Marijn Kortekaas, @physitrack_au Qantas has become the first airline in the world to launch an academically verified exercise video on all its international flights to help prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT). The four-minute exercise video was developed by academics at the University of Melbourne in a partnership with Physitrack, a global health-tech provider, and Sports Medicine […]

The Digital Physio Clinic: Considerations for a New Patient Management System

I spent much of late 2014, into early 2015 researching, planning, implementing and testing the installation of a new management system at my old clinic. The clinic was a large multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic with a staff team of more than 40. These included physios, doctors, podiatrists, massage therapists, etc. It was a challenging task […]

Social Media and Physiotherapy: #WCPT2015 meets #globalPT

From 1st-4th May, the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) brought together physiotherapists from all over the globe for the 2015 Congress. Physios converged on the Suntec Convention Centre in Singapore to present, discuss and network over a range of topics central to physio practice and advocacy. One session that featured in this year’s program was […]

Mobile Working in Community Healthcare: Objectives, Challenges and Transformation Strategies

Melissa Andison, @mjandison Mobile technologies have demonstrated great potential in personalised and self-directed health initiatives. We have seen both public and private healthcare providers adopt mobility solutions. For many organisations the drive to introduce mobile devices is based solely on cost improvement objectives. This can constrain mobile working to a procurement and deployment exercise and […]