The Checkup
Episode 5: Are your employees making you vulnerable to cyber threats?

Episode 5: Are your employees making you vulnerable to cyber threats?

March 27, 2019

In a report released by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) mid last year, it was revealed that:

  1. the main target for cyber criminals is the healthcare industry, and
  2. the largest cause of data breaches in Australia, following criminal attacks, is just simple human error.

In this episode of The Checkup, BN's Robert Samut and Katrina Mawer are joined by Patricia McMillan, author and cyber security awareness expert, to discuss the role employees play in data and cyber breaches, and what we can do as organisations in the healthcare industry to protect against that vulnerability.

This episode of The Checkup was recorded and edited by Audio Advantage - www.audioadvantage.com.au

Episode 4: Doctors behaving badly

Episode 4: Doctors behaving badly

March 12, 2019

BN's Sarah Hull and Gillian Sheppard explore the world of badly behaved doctors and medical professionals - think intoxicated scrub nurses, inappropriate relationships between professionals and patients, and under qualified specialists. And provide some tips for what you should do if you're a health care professionals and a complaint is made against you.

 

This episode of The Checkup was recorded and edited by Audio Advantage - www.audioadvantage.com.au

Episode 3: Mandatory reporting - what happens when a doctor is depressed?

Episode 3: Mandatory reporting - what happens when a doctor is depressed?

February 25, 2019

Unfortunately, the stigma that surrounds mental health within Australia’s health care industry has deterred doctors from looking after their mental health – whether by taking time off, or seeking professional treatment.

In Episode 3 of The Checkup, BN health law solicitors Sarah Hull and Olivia Pine discuss how the current mandatory reporting requirements under the Health Practitioner National Law have the potential to deter practitioners from seeking treatment for mental health issues.

If you need to talk to someone about your mental health, please don't hesitate to call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or BeyondBlue on 1300 224 636.

This episode of The Checkup was recorded and edited by Audio Advantage - www.audioadvantage.com.au

Episode 2: A complication or medical negligence… when are doctors liable to their patients?

Episode 2: A complication or medical negligence… when are doctors liable to their patients?

February 14, 2019

Not all negligence cases are as dramatic as amputating the wrong limb or leaving a sponge inside a patient after surgery. They are usually far less obvious, and it can be difficult to determine whether a doctor has breached his or her duty of care.

BN Senior Associates Melissa Carius and Emma Harman discuss where we draw the line between a complication and negligence.

Episode notes: https://www.queenslandjudgments.com.au/case/id/87087

This episode of The Checkup was recorded and edited by Audio Advantage - www.audioadvantage.com.au

Episode 1: Innovation in healthcare - Medtasker

Episode 1: Innovation in healthcare - Medtasker

January 29, 2019

BN's Sam Pillay talks to Dr Andrew Yap, CEO and co-founder of Medtasker, a mobile communication and task management platform for hospitals. 

They discussed how Dr Yap's experiences as a young doctor led him to establish Medtasker, and how Medtasker is working to improve patient safety, increase efficiency in organisations and reduce medico-legal risks.

This episode of The Checkup was recorded and edited by Audio Advantage - www.audioadvantage.com.au

TRAILER: Welcome to The Checkup

TRAILER: Welcome to The Checkup

December 14, 2018

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