407 – Marginal Gains in health and technology: Navigating the Intersection for Better Patient Care. Dr Gihan de Mel
In this episode of Talking HealthTech, host Peter Birch is joined by Dr Gihan de Mel, a general practitioner (GP) and an expert in health technology. Gihan delves into the topic of preventative care for relatively fit, healthy populations and identifies missed opportunities for early intervention, particularly for women going through menopause. He emphasises the need for technology to streamline GP reporting requirements and tasks, highlighting the potential time-saving and meaningful impacts on patient consultations.
Gihan and Peter also discuss the future of technology in healthcare, including the adaptability and practical solutions for small-scale issues, such as the innovative use of the stream deck during the COVID vaccination period.
🚨 The missed opportunity for preventative care in relatively fit, healthy populations, particularly for women going through menopause, and the need for earlier intervention to avoid missing years of care.
⏱️ The significance of practical solutions in healthcare and the impact of technology on time-saving and meaningful impacts in patient consultations.
🌐 The potential of small-scale solutions, such as the innovative use of the stream deck during the COVID vaccination period, to streamline administrative tasks and enhance productivity in general practice.
🩺 The evolving landscape of general practice in Australia, the funding models, the involvement of stakeholders, and the increasing prevalence of private billing, and their potential impact on patient care and preventive measures.
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