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Are Midwifery Group Practices the future of public maternity care in Australia?

Australia is one of the leading countries in the world when it comes to offering access to midwife-led maternity services…

  • Last November legislation was passed in Australia that requires police to obtain a warrant in order to access a citizen’s personal MyHealthRecord. However, federal and state police are still able to quietly access several sensitive datasets from the Department of Human Services, a tactic that has medical professionals concerned.  The Medical Republic’s Felicity Nelson took […]

  • A wide ranging survey of Australian GPs by EKAS market research shows that use of the MyHealthRecord (MHR) system is high, with four out of five doctors utilising the online summary in their practices. In total 83% of GPs have been won over by the initiative, which has been up and running since 2018 following […]

  • The recent Australian Federal Election was a watershed moment for pollsters. In this exclusive EKAS research report, we reveal that the wholesale inability to accurately gauge the sentiment of voters across the country appears to have led to a loss in confidence amongst the public. Introduction With the majority of polling companies calling the Australian […]

  • The fallout for pollsters in the wake of last month’s federal election has been nothing short of seismic. In a sign that tolerance for getting predictions wrong is likely to spell bad news in future, Nine’s newspapers, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, last month severed ties with long time polling partners Ipsos. And […]