The Battle Against Ovarian Cancer

It is a sad fact that 1000 women in Queensland are diagnosed with gynaecological cancer each year. Of these, 40% won’t survive. Whilst the numbers of women afflicted continues to grow, government funding into research for cures to these cancers is diminishing. As part of the network of Queensland Gynaecologists, this is an issue close …

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Weekend to End Women’s Cancers 2014

On the 25th and 26th of October I took part in The Weekend to End Women’s Cancers in support of QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). This involved a 60km walk around Brisbane over the 2 days. The funds raised in sponsorship benefit research into all women’s cancers. …

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Protecting patient data

In a modern medical practice, most data is stored electronically. National Privacy Principle 4.1 states: An organisation must take reasonable steps to protect the personal information it holds from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. So when a hard drive belonging to one of our server’s RAID arrays failed, I couldn’t …

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