Changing nature of patents in Australia
The digital revolution and continued globalisation have caused a paradigm shift in every aspect of the economy, including the innovation environment. The author of this paper argues that these shifts could have implications not only for the future of innovation in Australia, but also for...
General Practice Data for Planning and Research: summary of a private roundtable
This paper summarises a roundtable discussion held in the UK in the summer of 2022 about General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR), a data- sharing initiative that the NHS launched in 2021.
Digital futures in mind: reflecting on technological experiments in mental health and crisis support
Leah Harris, James Horton, Simon Katterl, Keris Myrick, Kelechi Ubozoh, Alberto Vasquez
The authors of this report argue that urgent public attention is needed to make sense of the expanding use of algorithmic and data-driven technologies in the mental health context.
The roadmap to telehealth efficacy: care, health, and digital equities
In this paper, the authors propose flexibilities within the current health care system that accommodate the changes imposed by new technologies, as well as continued government incentives to drive more competitive options and alternatives for health care delivery.
Research that matters: building health solutions
From vaccines to antibiotics, health and medical research has improved, extended, and saved lives. In this episode, Torrens University researchers talk about the need to build a new GP model of care for Australia’s rapidly ageing population.
Changes in US hearing aid regulations: possible benefits and risks to Australia
This paper predicts that the hearing health system in Australia will undergo tremendous change in the coming years because of the introduction of over-the-counter hearing aids in the US.
The new frontier - delivering better health for all Australians
This report examines the opportunities to deliver better health care for Australians through our regulatory and health technology assessment process for both medicines and technologies.
Funding rare disease therapies in Australia: 2021 progress update
For the 2 million Australians living with rare diseases, access to medicines can be inadequate. This report reassesses 2014 research by the McKell Institute, assessing the state of rare disease therapies in Australia.
Diabetes technology in Australia: scoping report
The availability and access of technology for managing diabetes has changed. This scoping report describes the current data gaps and currently available data sources for monitoring the use of technology (devices) for the management of diabetes. The report also briefly outlines the approval, access and...
Department of Health’s management of financial assistance under the Medical Research Future Fund
The objective of this audit was to assess whether the Department of Health is effectively managing financial assistance under the Medical Research Future Fund.
Australian Medical Association's vision for Australia's health
This strategy document represents a clear blueprint for all governments and players in Australia's health system, and is built around five pillars of detailed policy reform.
Securing a positive health care technology legacy from COVID-19
This report explores the challenges of implementing health care technologies and investigates patient and staff experiences of technology during the first phase of the coronavirus pandemic. It draws on learning from the Health Foundation’s programmes and YouGov surveys of over 4,000 UK adults and over...
An empirical meta-analysis of the life sciences linked open data on the web
In this paper, the authors extract schemas from more than 80 biomedical linked open data sources into an Life Sciences Linked Open Data (LSLOD) schema graph and conduct an empirical meta-analysis to evaluate the extent of semantic heterogeneity across the LSLOD cloud.
Testing for COVID-19: the current state of laboratory tests and recommendations within the context of New Zealand’s pandemic response
The purpose of this document is to provide a rapid point-in-time evaluation of the different testing strategies for COVID-19 and recommend some possible options, scenarios and tests that may benefit New Zealand’s pandemic response. Relevant to this document, is that COVID-19 testing is a rapidly...
Global Innovation Index 2019
The Global Innovation Index (GII) is a source of insight into the multidimensional facets of innovation-driven growth. In this year’s edition, it analyzes the medical innovation landscape of the next decade, looking at how technological and non-technological medical innovation will transform the delivery of healthcare...
Mitochondrial donation: issues paper
This paper provides an overview of mitochondrial donation and related ethical and social issues in the context of Australian law. The purpose of this paper is to inform and engage the Australian community and to seek views on the issues raised.
Gene editing: legal and regulatory implications
This report by the Royal Society Gene Editing Panel examines New Zealand's current legal and regulatory environment for genetic technology in Aotearoa.
The core information standard
The report defines the digital health information that should be shared, by consulting widely with people who use services, health and care professionals. The consultation was conducted across the four nations, because the information needed to provide safe, high quality care should follow the person...
The Nightingale: time to get serious about addressing the social, behavioural and environmental influences on health
This paper proposes a new centre of innovation and research excellence to equip Nesta with the knowledge necessary to improve the social, behavioural and environmental determinants of health.
Promoting an overdue digital transformation in healthcare
Following an analysis of a dozen countries with digitally advanced health economies, this paper aims to deconstruct and distill a set of six conditions that can smooth the path toward a successful systemwide digital transformation in healthcare.
Shaping the future of UK healthcare: closing the digital gap
The latest report from from Deloitte's Centre for Health Solutions, examines the current challenges facing the healthcare system in realising the policy ambition of a digital first NHS, and some of the solutions to overcome them.
Time to make a fundamental choice about the future of healthcare
Smart, mobile, connected technologies are the potential saviors of healthcare systems worldwide. The only possible solution to the global challenge of healthy ageing is to exploit the connectivity of our consumer devices as diagnostic and monitoring tools.
A vision for Medical Affairs in 2025
Medical Affairs—a third strategic pillar for the pharmaceutical enterprise
Health and healthcare in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Global Future Council on the Future of Health and Healthcare 2016-2018
The report seeks to characterize how the Fourth Industrial Revolution will affect us in the coming decades and to discuss the societal implications and governance of key emerging technologies related to health and healthcare.
Digital inclusion in health and care in Wales
This comprehensive and independent report sets a clear roadmap for how digital inclusion can improve the health and well-being of many people in Wales.