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Why are we seeing more ACL injuries in footballers than ever before?
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Why are we seeing more ACL injuries in footballers than ever before?

Beckham is a four-part Netflix documentary about David Beckham’s life and career. The first episode explores his childhood, signing with Manchester United and beginning a secret romance with a certain Spice Girl. Reflecting on his childhood in East London, Beckham notes that he would usually come home from school and head into the garden with a […]

Understanding Colposcopy: A comprehensive guide
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Understanding Colposcopy: A comprehensive guide

A colposcopy is a medical procedure performed by a gynaecologist. It is part of the National Cervical Screening Program, which is designed to prevent cervical cancer by detecting and treating precancerous changes. It is used to closely examine a woman’s cervix, vagina, and vulva for any signs of abnormality or disease, such as cervical cancer […]

ADHD and time management
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ADHD and time management

ADHD presents a wide range of executive functioning challenges that can have a significant impact on daily functioning. ADHDers may struggle with working memory, maintaining focus and attention, and inhibitory control. Research suggests that these differences in executive functioning affecting the prefrontal cortex may in turn cause critical secondary characteristics, such as difficulties with time […]

Are you experiencing burnout?
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Are you experiencing burnout?

A global study into how individuals are managing working from home has revealed nearly four in five Australians are suffering from burnout. The report, commissioned by work management app Asana*, found that of the 2,103 Australian and New Zealand workers surveyed, 77 percent suffered burnout, which was 6 percent above the global average. Burnout is […]

6 Benefits Of Music For Your Mental Health
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6 Benefits Of Music For Your Mental Health

Music is a powerful tool. It can help boost your mood as well as mend a broken heart. For centuries, music has played an important role when it comes to our ability to cope through life’s greatest highs and lows. It’s only been in recent years that research has suggested music can help combat depression and […]

Choosing a therapist: Common mistakes and how to avoid them
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Choosing a therapist: Common mistakes and how to avoid them

“I like to open up with the psychologist because I feel like when you open up you’re gonna get the work done. That’s what they’re there for. You need to open up to them, to talk to them, to let them know if you’re having hard times, to let them know if something’s bugging ya, […]

The link between alcohol and anxiety
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The link between alcohol and anxiety

Some people may be able to pinpoint the exact time their anxiety began, and when they first realised alcohol had become a problem. For others, issues with alcohol and anxiety may have developed simultaneously, making it impossible to determine if one became problematic before the other, or vice versa. The mental health retreat Palladium Private […]

Hearing loss and its effect on cognitive function
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Hearing loss and its effect on cognitive function

Often in our everyday clinical work, we hear adult patients saying their hearing loss is “normal” for their age. It is important to understand that while having hearing loss is not unusual, its presence affects an individual’s wellbeing significantly more than what meets the “ear”. In other words, implications of hearing loss extend well beyond […]

How does schema therapy help people who have experienced trauma?
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How does schema therapy help people who have experienced trauma?

Written by Counselling Psychologist Morag Paterson. I am writing this because I am a psychologist who has been using schema therapy for 10 years and I have seen the long lasting and positive impacts that it can have on people who have experienced trauma. What is schema therapy? It’s a psychological therapy introduced by Jeffrey […]

Diagnosis and medication – demystifying two of the most misunderstood processes in ADHD care
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Diagnosis and medication – demystifying two of the most misunderstood processes in ADHD care

There are many myths circulating about attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If you’ve been told that ADHD can be diagnosed using surveys alone, or that medication is the only effective treatment, then you’ve come across some of the most common misunderstandings about ADHD. Here, we explain why these myths are incorrect. If you or someone you […]

Long COVID, its complications and impact on quality of life
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Long COVID, its complications and impact on quality of life

At least 8 out of 10 Australians have been infected by the virus that causes COVID-19, so it may be time to acknowledge that this illness is part of life. However, it feels like doctors are still being asked questions for which we can’t give satisfactory answers. The leading one of these questions may be […]

The impact of hearing loss and tinnitus on mental health
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The impact of hearing loss and tinnitus on mental health

Living with hearing loss and/or tinnitus can lead to mental health challenges. This can occur due to the grief associated with having hearing loss or tinnitus and dealing with its effects. As with all mental health challenges, some people can work through these issues on their own, but other people need some extra support so […]

BetterConsult data insights helping GPs to identify patients at risk of Endometriosis
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BetterConsult data insights helping GPs to identify patients at risk of Endometriosis

Our Australian first pre-consultation patient questionnaire BetterConsult is helping GPs uncover patients who may be sub-optimally screened, diagnosed, or treated in primary care. It does this via a sophisticated algorithm that analyses the patients pre-filled questionnaire with the patients’ medical history within the GPs clinical software. BetterConsult will then display a recommendation to the GP […]

Better ways of supporting the people in our lives with ADHD
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Better ways of supporting the people in our lives with ADHD

If someone in your life lives with a mental health condition such as ADHD, it can mean a lot to them if you make an effort to understand and support them. In fact, for many people with mental health conditions, friends and family members can even play a very important role in the treatment process. […]

HealthShare announces strategic partnership with Zedmed
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HealthShare announces strategic partnership with Zedmed

Leading clinical software provider Zedmed has announced a strategic partnership with digital health company, HealthShare, to integrate its Specialist and Allied Health Referrals Directory into Zedmed’s practice management software. The inclusion of HealthShare’s directory will allow Zedmed users to have access to Australia’s most used Specialist and Allied Health Directory. The directory includes comprehensive and […]

Adult ADHD – common questions and misunderstandings
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Adult ADHD – common questions and misunderstandings

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disability that impacts multiple areas of someone’s life. If you or someone you know has recently been diagnosed with adult ADHD, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed, especially if you don’t understand the condition yet. “Though people with ADHD are more likely to have difficulties with work, […]

HealthShare and AstraZeneca partner to encourage screening for chronic kidney disease
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HealthShare and AstraZeneca partner to encourage screening for chronic kidney disease

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a major health concern in Australia, affecting an estimated 1.7 million Australians, or approximately 10% of the population. Australian digital health company HealthShare and AstraZeneca have announced an innovative partnership to screen patients at risk of CKD. In the first two months over 13,000 patients have been identified as being […]

Types of anxiety and coping strategies
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Types of anxiety and coping strategies

Anxiety is a normal and natural response to stress or danger, but it can lead to significant emotional and physical distress when it becomes excessive. It is a feeling of fear, unease, or worry that can range from mild to severe. While anxiety can be helpful in some situations by prompting us to take action, […]

HealthShare acquires the Human Health Bookings Business from 1ST GROUP LIMITED
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HealthShare acquires the Human Health Bookings Business from 1ST GROUP LIMITED

HealthShare is pleased to announce its acquisition of the Human Health bookings business from 1st Group. The 1st Group’s Human Health bookings business is comprised of a health services marketplace, MyHealth1st.com.au and an appointment booking service. The business offers a range of value-added apps and services that facilitate digital patient and customer engagement. Charles Solomon, […]

Put your best foot forward for better diabetes care
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Put your best foot forward for better diabetes care

Every year in Australia, 4,400 amputations occur as a result of diabetes – 85% of which could be prevented through better care of the foot, toes and lower leg. Neuropathy, or loss of feeling, is common among those with diabetes. People with all types of diabetes experience neuropathy, and in some cases people can discover […]

Bowel cancer testing, don’t wait until the warning signs
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Bowel cancer testing, don’t wait until the warning signs

The national bowel cancer screening program has been running for many years, inviting all Australians aged 50 to 74 to self-test for Australia’s third-most common cancer. However, there are calls to take a more proactive approach to the disease’s prevention, by lowering the recommended age bracket to allow more people to be tested at an […]

Better ways to help men with their mental health
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Better ways to help men with their mental health

Australian men are leading the way in some mental health statistics – and not in a good way. Psychologist, Dr David Anthony says men don’t seek professional support early enough. “Traditionally, the times that men look to engage in support is when things have gone pear shaped; there’s often relationships breaking down or maybe trouble […]

A gentler approach to weight loss surgery
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A gentler approach to weight loss surgery

We are told by health professionals on a regular basis that a good diet and regular exercise program are the cornerstone of good health. But what about those of us who struggle with staying on track and have battled weight fluctuations because of the pressures of life? Pregnancy, stress, injury or disability and genetic disposition […]

Gynaecological cancer – myths uncovered and things to look out for
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Gynaecological cancer – myths uncovered and things to look out for

Gynaecological cancer is a group of eight cancers affecting the tissue and organs of the female reproductive system such as the cervix, vagina, vulva, ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and endometrial tissue, peritoneal area, or other areas of the pelvis. Because it affects so much of the female body, a woman in Australia has a 1 […]

Best Practice elevates HealthShare to Gold Partner status
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Best Practice elevates HealthShare to Gold Partner status

Leading clinical software provider Best Practice has announced an enhanced partnership with digital health company, HealthShare, by elevating its partner status to the top-tier Gold level, one of only 6 partners across the entire partner network. The designation of the Gold partner status is in recognition of the seamless integration with Bp Premier and the […]

HealthShare & HICAPS Partnership
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HealthShare & HICAPS Partnership

HealthShare is excited to announce that we have partnered with HICAPS, Australia’s leading provider of healthcare claiming and payment solutions for practices, to help private health fund members find a healthcare provider who offers HICAPS. Participating HICAPS health service providers will be highlighted in practitioner searches across all HealthShare platform channels. This includes healthshare.com.au, health insurer […]

MedicalDirector releases version 4.0 with deeper integration of HealthShare Practitioner Referrals Directory
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MedicalDirector releases version 4.0 with deeper integration of HealthShare Practitioner Referrals Directory

Leading healthcare software company MedicalDirector has released its version 4.0, delivering a deeper integration of the HealthShare Referrals directory within its core GP referral-writing workflow. Since the release of 4.0 in December, MedicalDirector has seen strong uptake with over 1,000 practices already updating to the latest version. Since 2014 HealthShare, an accredited MedicalDirector Marketplace Partner, […]

New digital healthcare directory puts HBF members in driver’s seat
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New digital healthcare directory puts HBF members in driver’s seat

Health insurer, HBF has partnered with digital health innovator, HealthShare to help its 1 million members identify the most appropriate and affordable healthcare for their needs. In collaboration with HealthShare, HBF’s new and improved online directory of hospitals and healthcare professionals (including specialists and allied health practitioners) is now live and available here hbf.com.au/health-insurance/find-a-provider. The new […]

Cardiovascular care in lockdown
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Cardiovascular care in lockdown

Lockdown 2.0 has provided quite a few challenges to the care of cardiovascular patients in the community. However, I have learnt a few important lessons from last year. Excellent cardiovascular care comes from careful history, physical examination and the judicious use of testing that will alter management. I found last year that not being able […]

BetterConsult COVID-19 Vaccination Roll Out
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BetterConsult COVID-19 Vaccination Roll Out

With Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination program underway, GP practices across the country are looking for automated, cost-free solutions to make the process as efficient as possible. How does BetterConsult streamline COVID-19 vaccinations? BetterConsult asks patients about: Relevant risk factors (allergies, pregnancy status etc) Previous vaccinations Prior COVID-19 infection status Consent to receive the […]

Macquarie Neurosurgery Webinar – CSF Disorders and Brain Tumours
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Macquarie Neurosurgery Webinar – CSF Disorders and Brain Tumours

Recently, HealthShare partnered with Macquarie Neurosurgery to host a webinar for GPs focused on the latest advancements in the treatment of CSF Disorders and brain tumours. Presented by Prof Marcus Stoodley and A/Prof Antonio Di Ieva, the webinar was a great success and a recording is now available to view. Feel free to share this […]

COVID ‘bump’ on the way?
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COVID ‘bump’ on the way?

The top procedures searched by GPs, health fund members and the effect of COVID Procedure out-of-pocket cost information is the most valued data to patients1, but what about the deeper insight and opportunities it can provide health funds? Insights While COVID has disrupted many regular seasonal trends, we’ve taken a look at procedure search trends […]

MedicalDirector to deliver deeper integration of HealthShare Practitioner Referrals Directory in MedicalDirector Clinical
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MedicalDirector to deliver deeper integration of HealthShare Practitioner Referrals Directory in MedicalDirector Clinical

Leading healthcare software company MedicalDirector, has announced it will be delivering a deeper integration of the HealthShare Referrals directory within the upcoming release of MedicalDirector Clinical 3.19. Since 2014, HealthShare and MedicalDirector have partnered to deliver tools that assist GPs to deliver optimal care for their patients, through the FactSheets and Referrals product offerings. Critical […]

Easing of elective surgery restrictions sees 126% increase in PHI filter selection by GPs and Patients
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Easing of elective surgery restrictions sees 126% increase in PHI filter selection by GPs and Patients

With the initial easing of elective surgery restrictions and so many Australians being financially impacted since the introduction of COVID-19 measures, as much as ever, now is the time for private health insurers to support members to minimise their out-of-pocket costs. On 21 April, the Prime Minister announced that category 2 and some important category […]

The message? Don’t panic
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The message? Don’t panic

Originally appeared on Australian Community Media, March, 2020 It’s been less than three months since the Coronavirus outbreak made the news and the impact of what has now been named COVID-19 continues to grow and change every day. You can’t pick up a newspaper or turn on your radio or TV without hearing a COVID-19 story […]

Prevention beats cure when it is the flu
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Prevention beats cure when it is the flu

Originally appeared on Australian Community Media, March, 2020 With flu season just around the corner now is the time to consider how to treat it and, more importantly, what you can do to prevent it. The flu is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause severe illness and life-threatening complications, including pneumonia. It is spread […]

Record PHI-filtered search in consecutive months as strong GP and Consumer growth trend continues on HealthShare platform
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Record PHI-filtered search in consecutive months as strong GP and Consumer growth trend continues on HealthShare platform

HealthShare is very pleased to report that in February 2020 we achieved 95,089 Private Health Insurer (PHI) filtered specialist and ancillary practitioner search across the HealthShare GP and Consumer platform – a second consecutive month of record PHI filtered search traffic. This represents a 74% year-on-year increase compared to February 2019 (54,692 searches) and nearly […]

GP and Consumer initiatives deliver record PHI-filtered search and continue strong growth trend on HealthShare platform
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GP and Consumer initiatives deliver record PHI-filtered search and continue strong growth trend on HealthShare platform

HealthShare is pleased to announce that in January 2020 we received a record 84,940 Private Health Insurer (PHI)-filtered specialist and ancillary practitioner searches through the HealthShare GP and Consumer platform. This represents a 52% year-on-year increase compared to January 2019 (56,000 searches) and over 300% increase compared to January 2018 (21,000 searches). Our practitioner directory […]

HICAPS and HealthShare announce new partnership
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HICAPS and HealthShare announce new partnership

HICAPS, Australia’s leading claims and payments solution for healthcare providers, has partnered with digital health company HealthShare to help private health fund members find a healthcare provider who offers HICAPS in their practice more quickly and easily. HealthShare’s market-leading Find a Provider directory allows both consumers and GPs to research and find the right health […]

Strong growth in HealthShare specialist directory inside Best Practice GP software
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Strong growth in HealthShare specialist directory inside Best Practice GP software

Best Practice software has announced that, since integrating the HealthShare Referrals functionality earlier this year, in Bp Premier’s Indigo SP 1 release, there has been consistent growth, with over 50% of Bp Premier subscribers using the HealthShare Referrals directory on a monthly basis. Dr Frank Pyefinch, CEO of Best Practice, said it was pleasing to […]

Healthcare Providers increasingly leverage digital capability
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Healthcare Providers increasingly leverage digital capability

Of all Australian Google searches, a phenomenal one in 20 are health-related. However, only 6% of the population recorded they were able to find an online health source they trust. Of note, online engagement is no longer purely the domain of self-motivated healthcare consumers; with healthcare providers proactively seeking online information and engaging with digital […]

TMCx medical software company taps Houston for first US market
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TMCx medical software company taps Houston for first US market

Originally appeared in InnovationMap, October, 2019. Long hours, high-stress situations and overwhelming college debt contribute to burnout among physicians. But so does something you might not have pondered: record keeping. The clerical burden triggered by electronic medical records, or EHRs, “has become a leading cause of physician burnout,” according to a 2017 article in the Candian Medical Assocation […]

Increasing engagement with HealthShare.com.au
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Increasing engagement with HealthShare.com.au

Innovative digital health solutions are transforming the healthcare industry and the way in which healthcare is both delivered and experienced1. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, the scope and use of digital health technology is growing and changing rapidly, with 78% of adults now using the internet to find health-related information2. This […]

New move to lay bare Specialist fees
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New move to lay bare Specialist fees

Originally appeared in Medical Republic, March, 2019. A website publishing individual specialists’ fees will be part of a federal strategy to reduce excessive out-of-pocket costs and patient “bill shock”, if the Liberal-National government is re-elected. Health Minister Greg Hunt has committed to implementing such a website following the release of a report from the Ministerial […]

New partnership helps consumers find participating Specialists
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New partnership helps consumers find participating Specialists

Originally appeared on HealthDispatch, September, 2017. Medibank CEO, Craig Drummond says while significant commentary has focused on “the things big business has done wrong” it is also important to “remember the contribution” it makes to the community. “Political leaders have said that business needs to pull up its socks. And in many instances that is […]

Studio 10 interviews HealthShare CEO about gap transparency
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Studio 10 interviews HealthShare CEO about gap transparency

HealthShare CEO, Rami Weiss was on Studio 10 to discuss how HealthShare’s Referrals Directory allows GPs to quickly find if a Specialist participates in a fund’s no gap or known gap scheme.

How AI will improve clinical trials
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How AI will improve clinical trials

Guest Article for ARCS Australia. Due to its many tangible benefits, Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already prevalent throughout the healthcare ecosystem. The same machine learning algorithms that recognise faces in a crowd and enable self-driving cars can estimate human cognition and analyse complicated medical data. These algorithms can also “learn” patterns in data and create their […]

HealthShare signs major health fund group to gap transparency scheme
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HealthShare signs major health fund group to gap transparency scheme

Originally appeared in Pulse IT, July, 2017. Digital health platform HealthShare has added the Australian Health Service Alliance (AHSA) to its Specialist cost transparency scheme, which allows GPs to use its Specialist directory to quickly find whether a medical Specialist participates in a fund’s no gap or known gap scheme through the GP’s clinical software. […]

SpecialistNow by HealthShare features on 7 News
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SpecialistNow by HealthShare features on 7 News

SpecialistNow by HealthShare service featured on Channel 7 News – highlighting that HealthShare continues to grow as a trusted source of health information for Australian patients and GPs. The story focused on extended waiting times for patients to see Specialists, and how both patients and Specialists can benefit from SpecialistNow by HealthShare’s service. ENT Specialist […]

HealthShare partner with nib to put out-of-pocket information in hands of doctors and consumers
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HealthShare partner with nib to put out-of-pocket information in hands of doctors and consumers

Leading health tech company, HealthShare, today launched a new partnership with Health insurer, nib, to enable their members to quickly and easily determine their likelihood of being charged a gap payment by a medical specialist. Through the partnership, nib members as well as their GPs will be able to make an assessment based on whether […]

HealthShare places in Top 20 Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow
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HealthShare places in Top 20 Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow

Press Release — April, 2017. HealthShare today announced that it placed in the Top 20 businesses in the Westpac 200 Businesses of Tomorrow. For its 200th anniversary, Westpac is supporting a new era of Australian business by recognising and backing the businesses that are shaping Australia’s future. The businesses in this Top 20 list have […]

HealthShare signs Medibank up to Specialist gap fee platform
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HealthShare signs Medibank up to Specialist gap fee platform

Originally appeared in Pulse IT, February, 2017. HealthShare has signed up Australia’s largest health insurer to its digital health platform, allowing GPs to search within their clinical software for specialists who participate in Medibank’s GapCover arrangements. HealthShare, best known to GPs for its patient information FactSheets by HealthShare, first launched the technology with HCF last […]

How to Guide: FactSheets by HealthShare on HealthShare.com.au
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How to Guide: FactSheets by HealthShare on HealthShare.com.au

This step-by-step guide will show you how to access an up-to-date list of over 4,500 fact sheets and CMIs via HealthShare.com.au. 1. Visit HealthShare.com.au and login. If you do not have an account, you can request a demo to for free access. 2. Next, select ‘Find a fact sheet’ on the left. 3. Search for a health condition or product. […]

HealthShare ranks in Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific, 2016
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HealthShare ranks in Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific, 2016

Press Release — December, 2016. HealthShare today announced that it ranked Number 135 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific 2016, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Asia Pacific. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over three years. HealthShare grew 388% percent during this period. HealthShare’s CEO, Rami Weiss, […]

HCF partners with HealthShare to improve patient decision-making
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HCF partners with HealthShare to improve patient decision-making

Press Release — October, 2016. HCF, Australia’s leading not-for-profit health fund, has partnered with digital health platform, HealthShare, to provide members with important tools to help in selecting a care provider. This innovative partnership – aligning HealthShare’s market-leading practitioner referrals platform with HCF’s extensive data set – will enable general practitioners (GPs) to search for […]

How to Guide: FactSheets by HealthShare in MedicalDirector
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How to Guide: FactSheets by HealthShare in MedicalDirector

This step-by-step guide will show you how to access an up-to-date list of over 4,500 fact sheets and CMIs from within your MedicalDirector software. 1. Once you’ve opened a patient record, navigate to the ‘Fact Sheets’ icon on the right of your screen and search for a health topic or product. 2. Browse the list of […]

HealthShare ranked #44 in Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific
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HealthShare ranked #44 in Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific

Press Release — December, 2015. HealthShare today announced that it has been ranked at #44 on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ Asia Pacific 2015, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology companies in Asia Pacific. Rankings are based on the percentage revenue growth over three years. HealthShare grew 901% during this period, and has […]

ConnectMe puts mental health at people’s finger tips
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ConnectMe puts mental health at people’s finger tips

Originally appeared in Smart Company, December, 2015. Professional mental health advice is now only a text message away thanks to new tool, ConnectMe by HealthShare. The platform is the latest initiative from HealthShare, the startup also responsible for the health advice site of the same name and fitting out doctors’ computers with 1,000s of medical […]

How to Guide: FactSheets by HealthShare in Best Practice
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How to Guide: FactSheets by HealthShare in Best Practice

This step-by-step guide will show you how to access an up-to-date list of over 4,500 fact sheets and CMIs from within your Best Practice software. 1. Navigate to the ‘Fact Sheets’ button in your Best Practice toolba 2. Browse the list of fact sheets, and select the most relevant option. 3. Here, you will have the […]

HealthShare promotes technology to close the treatment gap for mental health
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HealthShare promotes technology to close the treatment gap for mental health

Originally appeared in International Business Times, December, 2015. The Turnbull government has recently announced its support for the innovative digital mental health technologies under Australia’s new Mental Health Blueprint. The blueprint recognises the potential contribution of technology to improve the lives of people with mental health problems and reduce the treatment gap in the country. […]

HealthShare launches ConnectMe, Australia’s first eCounselling app
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HealthShare launches ConnectMe, Australia’s first eCounselling app

Press Release — November, 2015. ConnectMe, a new tool launched by health-tech company, HealthShare, provides a new way for people to reach out and get the help they need. ConnectMe by HealthShare, supports people’s mental wellbeing by connecting them with a qualified Australian therapist over a secure messaging platform. HealthShare CEO, Rami Weiss, said “ConnectMe […]

How to Guide: Referrals by HealthShare in MedicalDirector
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How to Guide: Referrals by HealthShare in MedicalDirector

This step-by-step guide will show you how to access an up-to-date list of relevant Specialists and Allied Health practitioners, and write referrals from within your MedicalDirector software. 1. Navigate to the ‘Referrals’ icon on the right of your screen and search for a Specialty or Special Interest. 2. Browse the list of practitioners, and select […]

MedicalDirector adds Referrals by HealthShare, to sidebar
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MedicalDirector adds Referrals by HealthShare, to sidebar

Originally appeared in Pulse IT, March, 2015. General practice software vendor MedicalDirector has added a new specialist referral tool from digital health company HealthShare to its MedicalDirector Sidebar. Referrals by HealthShare contains a comprehensive Specialist directory that will allow GPs to search for the most appropriate and convenient Specialist and with the click of a […]

HealthShare ranks 9th in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Rising Star Award
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HealthShare ranks 9th in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Rising Star Award

Originally appeared in Business Insider, November, 2014. Communications company NEXTDC, with 3,626% revenue growth over three years, is the fastest growing Technology Fast 50 company in Australia, according to the Deloitte 2014 index. The total revenue of the Tech Fast50 index this year is $1.8 billion vs. $1.7 billion in 2013. At an awards night […]

Fairfax Media makes strategic investment in HealthShare
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Fairfax Media makes strategic investment in HealthShare

Press Release — November, 2013. Fairfax Media Limited [ASX:FXJ] Digital Ventures division has acquired a minority interest in Sydney-based digital health services company HealthShare. HealthShare.com.au, founded in 2010, is an easy to use digital health platform connecting people to trusted and reliable health information and services. The platform can be used to find healthcare practitioners […]

How to Guide: Referrals by HealthShare on HealthShare.com.au
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How to Guide: Referrals by HealthShare on HealthShare.com.au

This step-by-step guide will show you how to access an up-to-date list of relevant Specialists and Allied Health practitioners, via HealthShare.com.au. 1. Visit HealthShare.com.au and login. If you do not have an account, you can request a demo to for free access. 2. Next, select ‘Find a health practitioner’ on the right. 3. Search for a practitioner by specialty or […]

HCN partners with HealthShare for MedicalDirector sidebar tool
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HCN partners with HealthShare for MedicalDirector sidebar tool

Originally appeared in Pulse IT, May, 2013. Health Communication Network (HCN) has demonstrated the first iteration of its new sidebar functionality for MedicalDirector (MD), partnering with HealthShare to develop a patient education application to assist doctors with explaining to patients the options and outcomes of health problems once a diagnosis has been made. HCN’s MD […]

HealthShare announces appointment of two new Directors
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HealthShare announces appointment of two new Directors

Press Release — February, 2013. HealthShare, Australia’s leading digital health platform, today announced the successful closing of its capital raising and the appointment of Mr. Tim Reed and Mr. Paul Mirabelle to the board as non-executive Directors. Founded in 2010, HealthShare empowers Australians to make a better health choices by connecting users with local, credible […]

Association of Genetic Support partners with HealthShare
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Association of Genetic Support partners with HealthShare

Press Release — January, 2013. The Association of Genetic Support of Australasia (AGSA) are new partners in several of HealthShare’s genetic disorder topic pages including Addison’s disease, Cystinuria, Fabry disease and Kabuki syndrome among others. “AGSA is a unique organisation providing peer support and information for rare diseases (80% are genetic in origin). Our main […]

Alopecia Areata Foundation partners with HealthShare
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Alopecia Areata Foundation partners with HealthShare

Press Release — January, 2013. The Australian Alopecia Areata Foundation is now partnering with HealthShare to deliver an Alopecia Areata topic page. The condition is characterised by bald patches that appear on the scalp and other areas of the body in suffers. Chel Campbell, president of the Association said: “Alopecia Areata is not well known […]

HealthShare launches content plugin
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HealthShare launches content plugin

Press Release — November, 2012. HealthShare, the premiere online health platform that offers health answers from a network of 2,500+ qualified practitioners, today announced the launch of the HealthShare Q&A widget. This website plugin offers health and medical practices and innovative way to: Educate patients and caregivers who visit practitioner sites with the most current […]

How to Guide: Referrals by HealthShare in Best Practice
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How to Guide: Referrals by HealthShare in Best Practice

This step-by-step guide will show you how to access an up-to-date list of relevant Specialists and Allied Health practitioners, and write referrals from within your Best Practice software. 1. Navigate to the ‘letter writer’ icon in your Best Practice software. 2. Choose your preferred letter template. 3. This will launch Referrals by HealthShare. Search for […]

HealthShare reaches 150,000 users a month
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HealthShare reaches 150,000 users a month

Press Release — October, 2012. HealthShare announced today that it has reached 150,000 users a month, making it the fastest growing health website in Australia. Darryl Jackson, co-founder said “this is a significant milestone for the organisation. We are very pleased to be able to provide a great service by bridging the gap between Australians […]

HealthShare’s partner program grows
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HealthShare’s partner program grows

Press Release — September, 2012. HealthShare has partnered with over 70 of Australia’s leading health organisations including The National Heart Foundation, Diabetes Australia, the Australian Lung Foundation and beyondblue. The partner program provides a range of benefits including: Position organisations as a peak body Share credible information with Australian Raise awareness of the not-for-profit Generate […]

HealthShare grows to over 50,000 unique visitors per month
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HealthShare grows to over 50,000 unique visitors per month

Press Release — August, 2012. HealthShare reported today that it is now averaging over 50,000 unique visitors from Australia per month and growing fast. The company’s growth has been substantial in the last three months. In particular, HealthShare has seen a 380% growth in traffic in the last quarter, 60,000 patients per month are visiting […]

HealthShare positions Ostelin as experts in osteoporosis and bone health
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HealthShare positions Ostelin as experts in osteoporosis and bone health

Press Release — June, 2012. Ostelin, Australia’s leading OTC brand for bone health and vitamin D, has incorporated HealthShare into its new campaign. To coincide with this development, HealthShare has learned several new digital benefits for pharmaceutical and consumer brands. Brand Manager for Ostelin, Carl Pfeiffer, said, “Ostelin chose to work with HealthShare as it […]

BetterConsult gains traction in the US
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BetterConsult gains traction in the US

This year, BetterConsult was selected to be a part of the TMC (Texas Medical Centre) Accelerator program at one of the USA’s largest medical facilities. The program drives health innovation by promoting collaboration between medicine and cutting-edge technology from around the world. Our Director of Sales and Growth, Chris Barakat, has been in Texas for the last 5 months developing strategy and […]

HealthShare launches COPD community with Boehringer Ingelheim
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HealthShare launches COPD community with Boehringer Ingelheim

Press Release — June, 2012. Boehringer Ingelheim has launched a new COPD community with HealthShare. In Australia, up to one in five people over 40 years old are believed to be affected by COPD, and it is currently the fourth most common cause of death in men and sixth most common in women. The community […]

Valeant Pharmaceuticals joins forces with HealthShare
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Valeant Pharmaceuticals joins forces with HealthShare

Press Release — June, 2012. Valeant Pharmaceuticals joins forces with HealthShare to build a thriving consumer and healthcare professional community, dedicated to eczema. Australia has one of the highest incidence of eczema, worldwide. The community will feature: Australian healthcare professionals (HCP) including dermatologists, allergists, general pretty practitioners, dietitians, and nutritionists Dynamic content widgets to share […]

HealthShare profiles rocket up Google rankings
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HealthShare profiles rocket up Google rankings

Press Release — April, 2012. HealthShare has launched a range of creative ways for health practitioners to market themselves online. The company has reported that practitioners who have a profile in HealthShare and answer two patient questions are likely to be placed on page one of Google for their practitioner type (e.g. Psychologist) and suburb. […]

HealthShare taps Doctors for online advice
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HealthShare taps Doctors for online advice

Originally appeared in eHealth Space, February, 2012. A new health information website aims to provide healthcare information to Australians, provided by Australians. Got a health problem? The simple way to find an answer, instead of visiting your GP, is to ask Dr. Google. But using the worlds number one search engine for health advice has […]

Accredited Dieticians join HealthShare panel
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Accredited Dieticians join HealthShare panel

Originally appeared in Australian Jewish News, October, 2011. Accredited Dieticians, Arlene Normand (right) and Milena Katz (bottom left) are set to offer their advice on various weight management topics when they serve on a panel as part of HealthShare, a new online social health network. HealthShare offers a space where members can connect with others […]

Social media website, HealthShare, launches
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Social media website, HealthShare, launches

Originally appeared in Sunday Telegraph, October, 2011. A social networking website, called HealthShare, has been launched, enabling people with similar health challenges or interests to connect online. The free site is similar to Facebook or Twitter and allows users to post status updates, search for practitioners, make friend requests, write blogs and message other users.

HealthShare ranks for 4th consecutive year in Deloitte Technology Fast 500™
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HealthShare ranks for 4th consecutive year in Deloitte Technology Fast 500™

HealthShare has ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ for Asia Pacific for the fourth consecutive year. The program celebrates innovation and recognises the fastest-growing public and private companies around the world. “Overall, 90 Australian companies feature in the Tech Fast 500, the highest in the last 13 years and third only to China (119) […]

Specialist out-of-pocket costs in Best Practice
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Specialist out-of-pocket costs in Best Practice

The HealthShare private health insurance filter in the GP referral workflow allows GPs to select patients’ health funds and view accurate out-of-pocket cost data for Specialist procedures and consultations.

Specialist Referrals Directory Live in Best Practice
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Specialist Referrals Directory Live in Best Practice

We’re pleased to announce that another leading GP software, Best Practice, is now fully integrated with HealthShare’s Referrals Directory. This means Specialist details are now inside software available to ~90% of Australian GPs at the point of writing a referral.

The importance of cost transparency in healthcare
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The importance of cost transparency in healthcare

We spoke to the CEO of PHA, Dr Rachel David, about the relationship between cost and quality of healthcare and its importance in ensuring a robust system for providers and patients. Questions or comments? Join the conversation on LinkedIn.

BetterConsult is here to help optimise your consultations
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BetterConsult is here to help optimise your consultations

We’re very excited to announce the launch of our time-saving pre-consultation tool, BetterConsult. We developed BetterConsult to optimise consultations for doctors and their patients. In essence, it works by: Capturing patients’ key clinical information Translating that data into concise medical notes Sending it to doctors to review before patients walk in the door To find […]

What information helps patients decide to take part in a clinical trial?
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What information helps patients decide to take part in a clinical trial?

Guest Article for ARCS Australia. Few patients set out with the intention of participating in a clinical trial. Yet companies like HealthShare successfully enrol patients in clinical trials every day. Here, HealthShare shares their insights into why patients decide to take part in clinical trials and how trial coordinators can leverage this knowledge to encourage […]

Where will artificial intelligence take medicine?
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Where will artificial intelligence take medicine?

Guest Article by Dr Ron Granot. For quite some time, I’ve been reading a variety of eye-catching headlines about the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the field of medicine. Some are alarmist and others seem fanciful. Sceptics may point out the great promise and terrible delivery that technology has brought to medicine in the […]

Patients speak out about costs and healthcare
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Patients speak out about costs and healthcare

Cost is an important factor when it comes to healthcare – but there are many other considerations. We spoke to people on the street to find out how they feel about healthcare costs and other influencing factors when it comes to finding a healthcare provider.

Feature Release: Procedure-level out-of-pocket cost data now available to patients and GPs
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Feature Release: Procedure-level out-of-pocket cost data now available to patients and GPs

We are excited to announce that HealthShare has developed the next iteration of fee transparency on our Find-a-Provider platform. For patients and GPs seeking a Specialist, Private Health Insurers (PHIs) can now display Provider ‘out-of-pocket cost’ and gap scheme participation history at the procedure level – for example, Knee Arthroscopy or Total Knee Replacement. The […]

Interview: What GPs look for in Specialist Directories
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Interview: What GPs look for in Specialist Directories

HealthShare’s Specialist Referrals Directory is integrated into GP software Best Practice and MedicalDirector. Together, these represent a ~90% share of the Australian GP market. We sat down with Arun Mathai, GP Engagement Lead at HealthShare to discuss what GPs value most about Specialist Directories within their clinical software. Arun, you work with GPs every day […]

GPs share challenges faced in consultations
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GPs share challenges faced in consultations

Increasingly GPs are feeling as though they get to spend less time with their patients. HealthShare asked GPs about the changing nature of their consultations and the challenges they face as a result.

HealthShare introduces ‘Featured Specialists’ to network of 4,500+ GPs
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HealthShare introduces ‘Featured Specialists’ to network of 4,500+ GPs

Next month, HealthShare will introduce a monthly series of ‘Featured Specialist’ pieces inside our GP email newsletters. Circulated to a 4,500+ strong network of GPs, each section will showcase significant information for the featured Specialist, such as special interest areas, practice locations, and wait times. HealthShare Chief Marketing Officer Carly Shamgar described the initiative as […]

1.7 million calls to health care practitioners in 12 months
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1.7 million calls to health care practitioners in 12 months

While some Doctors may imagine that new patient and GP enquiries mainly come from Google or word of mouth, in the last 12 months, more than 1.7 million phone calls were made to healthcare practitioners via HealthShare’s platforms. For partners of HealthShare, rich marketing insights are made available to help Specialists understand how many GPs […]

HealthShare Practitioner Ratings added to Google searches
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HealthShare Practitioner Ratings added to Google searches

HealthShare practitioner ratings now appear on healthshare.com.au and at the top of Google when patients are searching for practitioners. These ratings empower practitioners to take control of their online presence, show prospective patients that they are trusted, reputable and highly recommended, and ultimately get in front of more patients. Displayed on the right hand side […]

Factors that influence the GP referral pathway: interview with Dr. Jill Gamberg
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Factors that influence the GP referral pathway: interview with Dr. Jill Gamberg

We sat down with HealthShare Medical Director and Bondi-based GP, Dr. Jill Gamberg, to discuss factors that influence the GP referral pathway. Dr. Jill, thanks for meeting with us. In your experience, what are the most common questions that patients ask GPs when they’re being referred to a Specialist? Great question. The most common question […]

How NFPs can transform awareness campaigns into action
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How NFPs can transform awareness campaigns into action

Not For Profit (NFP) awareness campaigns are typically centred around educating individuals and boosting public awareness about a particular health issue or cause. In almost every instance, they should: capture your target demographic; educate potential supporters about an issue or cause; and mobilise consumers to take an action But while many NFPs successfully shift public […]

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