Entries by merollim

Mobile Cognitive Assessment in Community Healthcare: A Clinician’s Account of the Benefits for Older Adults

Melissa Andison, @mjandison We are no strangers to the well-rehearsed issues of the ageing population and the alarming statistics of conditions that effect cognition such as Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Healthcare services are touched daily by the desperate need to increase diagnosis rates and ensure better care for older people with cognitive disorders. General population […]

Mobile Working in Community Healthcare: A Clinician’s Account of the Benefits

Melissa Andison, @mjandison The current climate of the healthcare is to ensure high quality care is delivered with greater productivity and at lower costs. These demands compel health services to seek better ways of working. With the industry awakening to digital solutions, mobile technology is providing some exciting opportunities for this. In the United Kingdom, […]

The Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology Expo 2014, London UK

Melissa Andison, @mjandison On 24th September an eager crowd of 3,200 people disembarked on Olympia Central in London to explore The Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology (HETT) Expo. Co-located with the Commissioning in Healthcare Show, the event was supported by Public Health England, NHS England, Health and Social Care Information Centre (hscic) and Crown Commercial Service. […]

APA Symposium 2014 – Social Media Workshop Recap

October 31st – Nov 2nd 2014 saw enthusiastic Australian physiotherapists converge on Cairns for the Business, Education and Leadership Symposium. This conference represented the best Australian physios had to offer and the sessions were jam packed with business acumen, educational issues and technology from passionate key notes and invited speakers. Myself, Jackie Robertson, Troy Morgan, […]

The King’s Fund International Digital Health and Care Congress September 2014 – Recap

Melissa Andison, @mjandison Last month The King’s Fund held the International Digital Health and Care Congress: Improving health through the use of technology. The three day event saw 500 delegates from around the globe gather in London to share new ideas, research and innovations in digital health, mobile health, telehealth and telecare. Melisa Andison, Helen […]

Sports Medicine Australia Has Chosen Physitrack

Last week Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) and Physitrack announced a partnership that sees Physitrack officially partner with SMA for home exercise management. Back in July, we profiled Physitrack, which is an online home exercise management tool. With the rising use of smartphones and mobile technology, it makes sense that patient’s home management follows suit. Programs […]


The release and launch of “technology and physiotherapy” on Scoop it has been a rewarding process and I’m so pleased with the positivity and proactive response from colleagues all over the globe. At the end of October I’ll be heading to Cairns to present at the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Business & Leadership Symposium. It […]

Research View: Social Media Use in Chronic Pain Management

*The following piece forms the majority of the content of an article I wrote for the Australian Physiotherapy Association, August 2014 Reflecting on my PhD research into health outcomes and social media use, one of my primary motivations (or curiosities) to pursue this research was the increasing frequency of patients arriving at consults first having been […]

Online Games to Promote Wellness? Innovative Health Promotion Through Gamification

Innovative healthcare harnessing digital media can provide a unique way to reach and engage populations at risk of injury and/or poorer health status. Long work hours and the physical demands of manual trade work, is but one example of  the stress faced by many people in our society. With this can come less time for proper care of one’s own […]