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Why Your Ageing Workforce Could Be Your Biggest Asset

Rather than being sidelined by the millennial generation, Australia’s ageing workforce of employees who are nearing retirement age could be a company’s biggest asset.

With one in four Australian workers now aged over 55 and that tipped to increase to a third over the next decade an ageing workforce can’t be ignored.

Topics: Healthcare Research Health aged care services

ePathology –Patient Centricity & Physician Simplicity?

Following on from our recent eHealth post, we thought we’d delve into the world of ePathology services and their role in an increasingly cloud-based patient record system.

ePathology is the latest addition to eHealth’s patient medical record system, adding electronic pathology test results into the mix to allow NSW physicians to make more informed diagnosis and treatment decisions.

Topics: Healthcare Research Health

eHealth – The Ecstasy And The Agony Of Data-Driven Care

With some of our colleagues in the process of setting up their own My Health Record, we at ACA Research felt the time was right to take a look the far reaching and ultimately exciting topic of eHealth in Australia.

Topics: Healthcare Research wearable technology Health technology

'Times-a-Changin' - Consumer Directed Aged Care Is Now A Reality

27th February saw the first stage of the Government’s Increasing Choice in Home Care measures implemented. This measure now sees all home care packages provided to individual aged care ‘consumers’ rather than awarded to approved providers under the current allocation process.

Topics: Healthcare Research Health aged care services

Care and Conflict - The Delicate Balance Between Product Sales and Professional Advice in Pharmacy

At ACA Research we aim to shed light on different ‘hot topics’ within the healthcare sector and this week, an intensification of challenges faced by Australian Pharmacists has caught our attention.

Topics: Healthcare Research Health

A Growing Issue – The Impact Of Obesity On Healthcare In Australia

We know that obesity is a major issue impacting the health of Australians and the delivery of healthcare in Australia, but a recent study undertaken by the University of Sydney’s School of Public Health (reported by the ABC on 29th September 2016)  paints a picture of a situation that is anticipated to get far worse.  The School has modelled the health of Australians and predicts that 35% of adults – that is over 1 in 3 Australian adults- will be obese by 2025. Currently around a quarter of Australians are classified as obese, that is, they have a Body Mass Index of more than 30 and these projections will increase the proportion of obese Australians significantly. 

Topics: Healthcare Research Health

More Than Just Gut Feel – The Influence Of Gut Microbes On Our Health

At ACA Research we like nothing more than investigating areas of innovation within the healthcare space and, the point at which clinical medicine meets nature is always an area ripe with new developments.

This week the topic that has grabbed our interest is that of the impact that the variety and type of microbes in our gastrointestinal system may have on our health.

Topics: Healthcare Research nutrition Health Gut Health Microbiome