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Telehealth could save healthcare system $3 billion, says CSIRO
The CSIRO has released its long-awaited report into home monitoring of chronic disease, which shows that a modest investment in home monitoring technology could save the healthcare system up to $3 billion a year in avoidable hospital admissions, reduced length of stay and fewer demands on primary care.
Launch of online commissioning procurement portal announced
Dianne Kitcher, Chief Executive Officer of COORDINARE, announced on Tuesday the launch of our new online procurement portal which will support the transparency, efficiency and effectiveness of our commissioning activity. The portal’s launch coincides with the release of two new opportunities to the market this week.
Palliative Care project ‘Driven to change: Making medications work’
The LHD is now in a position to extend this project to the Shoalhaven region.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Cancer Screening Forum
COORDINARE, in conjunction with Breast Screen NSW, is pleased to host the Illawarra Shoalhaven Cancer Screening Forum on Wednesday 7 September.
Department announces trial sites for Health Care Homes
Health Care Homes will initially be implemented in ten geographical regions based on Primary Health Network boundaries.
Regional strategy and stepped care model for mental health and suicide prevention
COORDINARE is currently in the process of developing a Regional Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Strategy.
Summary of COORDINARE's Baseline Needs Assessment and Activity Plans now available!
COORDINARE has just finalised our Baseline Needs Assessment which analyses health and service needs within South Eastern NSW, and prioritises activity to address those needs.
Mandatory system upgrade for Sentinel Data Sourcing (SPDS) Project
Don't forget: Mandatory system check and upgrade as part of Sentinel Practices Data Sourcing (SPDS) project!
Have your say on RACGP Standards for general practice: 5th edition
The 5th edition of the RACGP Standards for general practices (the Standards) is now being developed.
New approach to suicide prevention to be implemented in Illawarra Shoalhaven
The Illawarra Shoalhaven region has been selected to take part in Australia’s largest integrated suicide prevention program expected to reduce suicide deaths by 20% and suicide attempts by 30%.
Prescribing unregistered cannabis-based products
Doctors can now apply to NSW Health to seek approval to prescribe certain cannabis-based products that are not on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods, in appropriate circumstances.
Bega Valley Medical Practice gains grant to enhance services and support for adolescents
Bega Valley Medical Practice (BVMP) has been successful in applying for a government grant to enhance the services and support they provide to adolescents in the Bega Valley.
NDIS rollout in Southern NSW
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is the new way of providing individualised support for people with disability, their families and carers. The NDIS provides eligible people a flexible, whole-of-life approach to the support needed to pursue their goals and aspirations and participate in daily life.
Milton nurse runner-up in APNA Awards
Sarah Smith, a local nurse, was recently recognised at the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association’s (APNA) awards for 2016.
Young women invited to have their first Pap test
On 1 July 2016, the NSW Cervical Screening Program will launch an invitation project for never screeners.
New research: Socioeconomic disadvantage and its implications for population health planning
New research shows how regional contextual factors and demographic indicators play a significant and distinct role in obesity and overweight status of the population.
National Palliative Care Week: Dying to talk
It's National Palliative Care Week until 28 May and the theme is: Living well with chronic illness. The most recent AIHW statistics show most people accessing palliative care in Australia have cancer.
Reminder: Free influenza vaccination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients
Did you know that the influenza vaccine is available for free and recommended as part of the childhood vaccination schedule for Aboriginal children aged over 6 months to 5 years?
Illawarra, Shoalhaven named as a kidney disease hotspot
Kidney Health Australia has revealed disturbing figures that rank the Illawarra and Shoalhaven as the worst area in the country for kidney disease.
GPs can be the key to increasing bowel screening
GPs can play a vital role in the early detection of bowel cancer by encouraging their patients to participate in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.