Clinical image use & legislation

Doctors already use phones to share clinical images of patients – legislation needs to catch up is the title of a useful article by Adrian Dyer & others (from RMIT and UNSW), written for The Conversation this month. The implications of existing privacy legislation and the mandatory data breach notification obligations which will come into force …

January: The time when things go wrong, in Australian hospitals?

"January is the quietest month in Australia. But for hospitals, which provide care 24/7/365, January is a time of big transition. And for patients, that means January is when things are more likely to go wrong." Write Stephen Duckett & Greg Moran in the Conversation, in their article entitled "Why you should avoid hospitals in …

Early access to superannuation for medical treatment

An article in Australian Doctor today draws attention to the potential for change to present processes allowing patients to access their superannuation to pay for medical treatments. The two main categories for the approval of early release on compassionate grounds in 2016‑17 were medical treatment and transport (around 72 per cent of funds approved for release), …

Mediations

I'm pleased to report that I have been accredited as a Mediator,  by the Law Society of New South Wales under the National Mediator Accreditation System. Enquiries about availability for mediations are best sent by email to bmadden@codea.com.au  My main areas of interest for mediation are in the injury compensation field, especially in relation to …