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Hospitals adopt holistic healing approach thanks to cutting-edge tech

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Personalised treatment plans will soon arrive in Australian treatment wards with new technology here to change the hospital setting.

ICU team changing the hospital scene for the better

Australian hospitals are taking a step into the future with new technology to change patient treatment for the better.

Cordless sensors, artificial intelligence (AI) and cutting-edge technology will soon pop up across hospital wards in a bid to move away from traditional monitors and machines.

The move comes following an announcement made at the inaugural Advanced Diagnostics and Physiological Monitoring in Critical Care Symposium.

Person-centered and allied health services will play a large roll in the treatment of critically-ill patients who will soon experience specialised treatment plans backed by holistic healing processes.

Associate Professor Nai An Lai. Director of Intensive Care Medicine, says despite the rise of more advanced intensive care units (ICU), their presence will be less visible to patients.

“ICUs will look more like healing spaces rather than rooms filled with monitors and machines.”

Professor Lai

“Artificial intelligence will assist clinicians who will be alerted early to any significant changes in a patient’s condition. This machine learning will allow us to monitor patient data and predict any changes in their condition.”

Mobility is key

Physiotherapy will play an inaugural role in patient treatment plans as mobility becomes a key focus in a patient’s early treatment.

Doctors will encourage patients to pursue physical rehabilitation as part of their intensive care plan. as it may help patients speed up their recovery.

“There will be a more multidisciplinary approach to care that will include allied health services early in treatment,” Professor Lai says.

“This change in the model of care will empower patients and families to contribute more significantly to their treatment and recovery and will allow staff to deliver more personalised care.”

COVID-19 to place ICUs on a pedestal

The pandemic’s repercussions played a significant role in the decision to upgrade ICUs across the nation, according to Mater Infectious Diseases Physician Dr Ian Gassiep.

“As clinicians, we have had to work incredibly hard to keep pace with the rapid evolution of COVID-19 in terms of detection, diagnosis and treatment,” Dr Gassiep says.

“The skills and practices we’ve learned throughout the global pandemic is leading to new technologies and innovations to improve patient care in ICUs in the future.”

A timeline for the changes is yet to be set.

Written by Rebecca Borg

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Amazon halts hiring on all corporate roles

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E-commerce giant is the latest of many to close all corporate job openings due to economic concern

Amazon is pressing pause on corporate hiring for the rest of the year, as economic concerns continue to grow.

The tech giant has instructed all recruiters to close all current corporate job openings… worldwide.

This means more that ten thousand openings will be closed as of Monday evening.

The job postings that will affected include technology positions, in store and online retail businesses, and logistics operations.

However, Amazon spokesman, Brad Glasser, says the company will still continue to have a significant number of other roles open.

He says, “we have many different businesses at various stages of evolution, and we expect to keep adjusting our hiring strategies in each of these businesses at various junctures.”

The freeze sees Amazon joining Meta, Apple, and Google, who have also announced a reduction or temporary pause on hiring.

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What is Elon Musk’s “everything app”?

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Elon Musk’s Twitter deal is back on, and he says it’s the key to creating his much-anticipated ‘everything app’.

The billionaire entrepreneur had been in talks to take the social media platform private, but the deal fell through. However, after news of its reinstatement, Mr Musk said that buying Twitter is an essential part of his plans for X.

The idea behind X is a sort of super app, combining messaging, social media, payments-and lack of reliance on ad revenue, similar to the Chinese WeChat. That already has more than one billion users, but so far no equivalent exists in the West.

With Twitter under his belt, Musk believes he can make X a reality much sooner than originally planned. “It’s brought forward our X project by three to five years, but I could be wrong,” he said.

There are no further details on the X project at this time, but with Musk’s track record of visionary innovation, it’s sure to be something we’re all talking about in the near future.

Why does Elon Musk want to buy Twitter?

Elon Musk is known for his ambitious plans and big ideas, so it’s no surprise that he sees Twitter as a key piece of the puzzle for his next project, X.

The details of the deal have not been made public, but it is thought that Musk is paying a premium for Twitter.

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Elon Musk’s stunning u-turn on Twitter deal

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Billionaire and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has agreed to proceed with his 44 billion dollar takeover of Twitter

In a letter to the social media giant, Musk says he will pay the price he agreed to months ago before he tried to backflip on the deal.

This announcement comes just weeks before the two parties were due to appear in court, with Twitter execs furious over Musk’s attempt to walk away.

Musk says he intends to move ahead with the deal and, pending financing, has requested the legal fight is brought to a halt.

Twitter shares have shot through the roof off the back of this news, soaring 22 per cent before trading was paused.

In April, Musk agreed to buy the social media giant for $54.20 a share, which brings the total price to roughly 44 billion.

Taking to Twitter at the time to announce his intentions, he said he wanted to clean up the platform and champion free speech.

But of course just a few weeks later, he bailed, leaving Twitter in the lurch.

Musk claimed the network had a whole lot more fake accounts than execs were leading on… hence his decision to back away.

Twitter staunchly denied these claims and commenced legal proceedings.

But here we are back at square one and for now at least, it seems like the deal is going to happen.

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