The 2021 – 2022 Federal Budget announcement includes some key changes for the healthcare industry. Notably, this budget delivers the largest investment in aged care and the largest investment in response to a Royal Commission in Australia’s history. The funding will work to afford older Australians greater respect, care and dignity through a five-pillar plan…

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The urgency posed by the COVID-19 pandemic has seen some of the world’s leading research teams working tirelessly to find a vaccine for the virus. Impressively, while most vaccines require years of research and testing, this has facilitated the development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines in a matter of months, with many trials still in progress.…

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The Federal Government announced yesterday they will be extending the Medicare-subsidised rebates for COVID-19 telehealth consultations for a further six months, offering ongoing assistance to patients and medical practices during the global health pandemic. The scheme, first implemented at the end of March when the pandemic sent Australia into lockdown, was due to lapse at…

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VIVA! Communications’ Principal, Kirsten Bruce caught up with CEO of the Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA), Ian Burgess, in Sydney this week to discuss the pivotal role played by the MedTech industry throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the various challenges encountered, and key learnings poised to shape the industry’s future. Watch the interview below. Over…

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 Insights from Professor Stephen Clarke OAM This week, VIVA! Communications’ Principal, Kirsten Bruce spoke with award-winning Medical Oncologist, Pharmacologist and Translational Researcher, Professor Stephen Clarke OAM, Sydney, about clinical practice during COVID-19, the impact of the virus on cancer diagnosis and treatment, and how cancer patients are faring from a mental health perspective. Although the…

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