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Hosted by Peter and Robyn Birch, Business Advisory Community Radio (BACR on BACR) is a community radio show on Bankstown Auburn Community Radio (100.9FM Sydney), dedicated to supporting businesses in the Bankstown and Auburn communities of Australia.
 
Faces of Digital Health (former Medicine Today on Digital Health) is a podcast on digital health, exploring how different healthcare system adopt technologies in healthcare. Its aim is to satisfy curiosity about different cultures, identify barriers to success in different countries and finding answers and advice for accelerating the success of digital health entrepreneurs.
 
We discuss all facets of Australian reptiles and reptile keeping! Your Hosts: Peter Birch ( Author: The Complete Children's Python, ECO Herpetological Publishing & Distribution, 2013.) Owner and operator at "Colourful Critters' since 2005. He runs his facility from his family home, nestled on 8 acres in the tranquil Ourimbah Valley on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia. The whole collection was recently re-located from the main house to its new purpose facility in early 2012. The move was d ...
 
Keeping democracy alive Democracy is not a spectator sport, it requires informed participating citizens. On Keeping Democracy Alive, we delve into dynamics that both inhibit democracy and reinvigorate it. looking into issues from: domestic economic issues to foreign, labor, trade, and education policy, NSA spying, the drug war, prison, police, and judicial issues, electoral and protest politics, middle east realities, right and left wing populism, environmental and energy issues, the wealth ...
 
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In the previous episode we explored healthcare and the position of doctors in Malaysia. Today and in the next few episodes, we will stay in the Asia Pacific region, by peeking into Australia, Pakistan Singapore, and more. My guest today is Peter Birch, creator, and host of Talking HealthTech; an Australian podcast and membership community about tec…
 
How many times in the last year or two have you heard that patients should own their data or have control over their data? These statements sound simple but are much more complex once you start to look at the implications they might have in practice. In June, the European Patients’ Forum Congress took place in Brussels. The topic was the digital tr…
 
Justice Scalia claimed to be an Originalist: did he mean only propertied white Christian men have rights? Perhaps the actual intent is still consent of all the governed. In the 21st century, are we not all entitled to participate in The post Today’s Supreme Court: Not All May Participate in Democracy appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Your business needs the right employees no matter how good your product or service is. Deb Houston is the Founder and CEO Phlox Coaching and Consulting. She has over seventeen years of experience in recruitment and has spent over 40,000 hours managing the interview and hiring processes. Phlox Coaching and Consulting is geared at teaching hiring man…
 
Proteomics; the study of all the proteins contained in our tissues and a potential cancer treatment Dr Steve Williams is a research officer from the Children's Medical Research Institute. He has a PhD in Medicinal Medicine from UTS with experience in analytical chemistry. The Children Medical Research Institute (CMRI), based in Westmead, is focused…
 
In April of 1980 known sad bois from West Sussex, The Cure, released their second studio album. Due to being cash strapped, the record was recorded and mixed down in seven days with the band pulling 16 – 17 hour per, with the majority of the songs being conceived and written by lead singer Robert Smith in his parent’s house on a Hammond organ. The …
 
Bathing suit season has officially arrived and with it, the pursuit of the ultimate summer activity, surfing. For the lucky few in LA, the pursuit of surfing and snowboarding (or skiing) - in the same day - is a thing, it’s doable, it’s called the California Double. While none of my ski family located on the West Coast has yet to attempt the feat, …
 
In theory, the state in a republic serves its citizens. Traditional conservatives insist they want government out of such things as sex. Our guest today Professor Paisley Currah in his new book Sex is as Sex Does, Governing Transgender Identity The post Sex Classifications Are There to Serve The State appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
After several discussions about digital health in the APAC region, we are finishing the exploration in the region with a debate about healthcare digitalization in Pakistan. Pakistan has 242 million people. It’s the 5th largest population in the world. If you look at the website of the US state department, you will see advice to reconsider traveling…
 
On June 28th of 1980 The Soft Boys released their 2nd studio album. Recorded in parts during June of 79, and from January to June of 80 on both 4 and 8 track recorders for the low price of £600, the album hearkens back to the psychedelia of the 60s but with its feet firmly planted in the post-punk of it’s day. Though not a commercial success upon i…
 
Improving healthcare accessibility to benefit all stakeholders. Steve Zinsli is the CEO and Founder of HealthNow. He studied as a musculoskeletal podiatrist. HealthNow is restoring financial freedom by allowing customers to choose how many weeks they want to spread their payments over. In this episode, Pete and Steve discuss accessibility in health…
 
Did you know that Australia has the highest level of institutionalisation of seniors in the world?John Perkins is the CEO and Founder of Checked In Care. Checked In Care is a market-leading customer and staff experience platform that integrates everything you need to know to enable the best care for someone in their home.In this episode, Pete and J…
 
This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: CLICK HERE --- Understanding firsthand the importance of preventive healthcare after undergoing a crucial operation in high school, our next guest has made it his mission to solve this core pain point for the …
 
In May of 1980, former Genesis alum Peter Gabriel released his third self-titled record. Known by informally as Melt, (due to the altered Polaroid photo of Gabriel with half of his face melting off) the album became his first commercial breakthrough as a solo artist, showing him to be a true innovator and one of the finest musical artists of his da…
 
America’s suburbs came into being as a way to keep white school kids at the top. But what’s happening with Asian-Americans in upscale places like the sample “Woodcrest” High School? Asian American kids are catapulting to the top. Should teachers The post Suburban High Schools Race At the Top; Between White and Asian Kids appeared first on Keeping D…
 
Dr. Keren Priyadashini is Regional Business Lead of Worldwide Health for Microsoft Asia. She leads the company’s healthcare business segment across 17 markets in Asia Pacific. Looking at digital health investments in the APAC region, according to Galen Growth Asia, last year China took the highest amount of funding (58.6%) for digital health, follo…
 
In September of 1980 The Dead Kennedys released their debut album. The stench of Reagan looms on the horizon, Jerry Brown is coming for your uncool niece, Harvey Milk’s assassin only gets 7 years in prison (but serves less than that) and the threat of global nuclear holocaust is at an all time high, whats a bunch of angry leftist punks to do? Write…
 
Customer centricity for people living with a disability.Jonathan Salgo is co-founder and head of NDIS Innovation at T-shirt Ventures. T-shirt Ventures is a health tech company that helps people living with disability and long-term health needs overcome their challenges, and achieve their goals. In this episode, Pete and Jonathan talk about technolo…
 
Though the angry white supremacist right grabs today’s news, the truth is the Christian Left has much deeper roots in American history. According to the Reverend Quadricos Bernard Driskell, the religious left has always been part of the fabric of The post We Know the Religious Right: Where is the Christian Left? appeared first on Keeping Democracy …
 
Clinician burnout is yet to be properly addressed; how can technology help?Dr May Lin Tan is a general practitioner at Bronte Family Doctors and the Burke Street Clinic. Dr Micah Vincent is an advanced training doctor of general paediatrics at Sydney Children's Hospital Network.Dr Paul Lilburn is an interventional pulmonologist at Prince of Wales H…
 
Pre-capitalist indigenous cultures have a lot to offer us today for a better, greener future. And socialism is not how its pictured. Neglected by the Great Men study of history, Rosa Luxemburg, a 4′ 11″ disabled young woman from what’s The post The Prescience and Vision of Rosa Luxemburg. Who? appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Many cancer survivors in long-term remission are faced with restricted access to financial services because of their medical history. Some EU countries have already implemented the right to be forgotten - a right for patients to not disclose their medical history. In most countries, the requirement is for the patient to be cancer-free for 10 years,…
 
What next for virtual care?Bridget Holmewood is the regional general manager for business development at Telstra Health. Isaac Wall is the assistant director of nursing, telehealth, and virtual care at the Tasmanian Department of Health Lachlan Ophof is the general manager at Calvary Central District Hospital. Telstra Health provides innovative sof…
 
In July of 1980 AC/DC released their 7th studio album. Following the tragic passing of front-man Bon Scott in February, the band decided to keep on going and brought on Brian Johnson as the new singer. With Mutt Lange back as engineer, they defied all the odds by making one of the definitive rock albums of the 80s that would eventually go on to be …
 
Better care is the promise for the future, powered by data-driven careJohn Sutherland is the Chief Information Officer at HammondCare and an ADHA advisor. Paul Gladwell is St. Vincent's Health Australia's public hospitals' digital and technology manager. Sue Hanson is the chief clinical information officer at InfoMedix. InfoMedix is a next-generati…
 
A glorious celebration of a great state symbol: the Queen, who’s been through so much in her 70 year reign. Nostalgia for an imperial glorious past only goes so far. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was booed by his own party The post The Queen and BoJo: The UK From Here appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
What is the next frontier in digital health?Silvia Pfeiffer is a Technologist and Digital Health Enthusiast. She helps clinicians set up video consultation services for their patients via our telehealth solution Coviu.Coviu is the leading global telemedicine solution, powering simple, secure and feature-rich video consultations for healthcare profe…
 
This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: CLICK HERE --- While living with her grandmother during the pandemic, our next guest was distraught at the lack of fitness opportunities for older adults. This experience deeply inspired her to create a platfo…
 
In July of 1980 Dexys Midnight Runners released their debut album. After disbanding his punk band, Kevin Rowland had a vision; to combine the urgency of punk rock with the Northern Soul scene. To quote Kevin himself: “I’m going to do what I really want to do: form a great group. We’ll wear great clothes and make soulful music.” Two outta three ain’…
 
The 2021-2022 winter season has come to a close. At least in the East, with the Beast (Killington) having ceased winter operations. (Corny rhyme intended.) While skiing for most is over until late fall, I'm already back at it, talking up ripping turns by offering a different approach to maximize your mountain experience next season. The approach: d…
 
Will the My Health Record ever become a valuable infrastructure? Peter Birch is the founder and host of the Talking HealthTech podcast and is one of the board members of the Medical Software Industry Association and a company director for MetaOptima.Tjaša Zajc is the founder and host of the Faces of Digital Health podcast and is also the Community …
 
In November 1980 Adam & The Ants released their second studio album. After getting his backing band stolen from him by Malcolm McLaren to form Bow Wow Wow, Adam went back into the studio armed with one Marc Pirroni on guitar and as a new writing partner. The results? The pirate look became a very real thing in 1981. Let’s talk Adam & the Ants, King…
 
Of course all parents want to protect their children from inappropriate material. But when “parental rights” mean teachers are forbidden from mentioning homosexuality or racism because that means teachers are “grooming” kids for pedophilia or Chinese communism, liberty is under The post The “Moms For Liberty” Nightmare for American Schools appeared…
 
The world has changed and our approach to population healthcare must change with itTracey Cotterill is the managing director of the population health intelligence business unit at Civica.John Doran is the head of solution strategy for the business unit that Tracy heads.Judith Boskett has been with Civica since mid-2021. She has been in healthcare s…
 
Improving patient outcomes and saving millions with better clinical coding and dataDr David Quigley is an experienced clinician with experience in general practice, acute care, primary care, anaesthesia and ICU. Medmin Pty Ltd guides your clinical documentation specialists to review the records that will provide the greatest financial return.In thi…
 
This episode’s Community Champion Sponsor is Catalyst. To virtually tour Catalyst and claim your space on campus, or host an upcoming event: CLICK HERE --- When professional telecommuting was still in its infancy, our next guest saw the future of healthcare during a trip to the Philippines that exposed him to the incredibly talented medical profess…
 
In October of 1979 The Specials released their debut album. Produced by Elvis Costello and released on keyboardist Jerry Dammers 2 tone record label, the album was an anti-racist shot across the bow for disaffected youth in England, just as the country’s ugly right-wing turn and rise of Thatcher were taking hold. Let’s talk The Specials, The Specia…
 
In the previous episode, you could listen to Dr. Abeyna Bubbers-Jones - Founder & CEO - of Medic Footprints. Medic Footprints is a UK-based company, with a mission to bring various career opportunities to doctors. The projections of clinical workforce shortages are grim. WHO estimates a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers by 2030, most…
 
Securing improved healthcare access and delivery for women.Dr Emma Rees is the founder and CEO of Femma. She is a GP and is quite passionate about women’s health. Femma is committed to empowering women with shared decision making by providing easy access to GP specialist consults, treatment, education and community. In this episode, Pete and Emma d…
 
In September of 1979 Gary Numan released his debut solo album. By the time Tubeway Army had released Replicas but before it hit #1 on the UK album charts, Numan had dropped the electric guitar all together, hired drummer Cedric Sharpley and keyboardist Chris Payne, and got started recording under his stage name. Released just six months after Repli…
 
Artificial Intelligence in healthcare; academia, business and real-world.Sandeep Reddy is a medical informatician, health program evaluator, translational medicine specialist, academic and entrepreneur. Deakin University is a public university in Victoria, Australia.In this episode, Pete and Sandeep discuss AI in healthcare, specifically through th…
 
When national Democrats acted as if “we” need to educate “them,” someone who at least pretends to listen and respect wins. They have fear that what little they have may be taken away. The real change comes not from mere The post To Win: Listen to and Respect Voiceless Rural People appeared first on Keeping Democracy Alive.…
 
Change is constant and that’s exactly what’s happening with the landscape of practice management systems.Frank and Lorraine Pyefinch are co-founders of Australia's leading clinical and practice management software for primary care; Best Practice Software. Best Practice Software is a leader in the development and support of quality medical software …
 
In November of 1979 The Damned released their third studio album. The album is the first with the new lineup after the ouster of Brian James and Lu Edmunds. Dave Vanian is still on vocals, Captain Sensible now on the guitar, Rat Scabbies is back on drums and the new kid on the block, Algy Ward, taking up bass guitar. We think its great. Lets talk T…
 
WHO estimates a projected shortfall of 18 million health workers by 2030, mostly in low- and lower-middle-income countries. However, countries at all levels of socioeconomic development face, to varying degrees, difficulties in the education, employment, deployment, retention, and performance of their workforce. In a recent survey of 20.000 doctors…
 
Here we are well into the 21st century and we’re stuck on imperialism, a 19th century western idea. Meanwhile a new non-western, non-American, nonaligned world is emerging. And perhaps it’s a very good thing. On this show international journalist Patrick The post Like it or Not:The Emerging Post-American, Non-West Order appeared first on Keeping De…
 
Collaboration to boost innovation as a means of preventing non-communicable diseases. Dr Sandro Demaio is the CEO of VicHealth. Georgia McDonald is the COO at LaunchVic.LaunchVic is the Victorian state government agency responsible for startups. VicHealth is an independent statutory authority that is financed by a tobacco tax.In this episode, Pete,…
 
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