An Adelaide company that sells software to reduce medical errors in US hospitals suggests Australian health providers use technology to track on-the-job skills to avoid a repeat of the ‘fake doctor’ fiasco.
XapiApps (pronounced zappy apps), which has successfully sold its Learning Experience Builder software to hospitals in Washington DC, Maryland and Nebraska, believes that integrated checks of day-to-day performance can raise a ‘red flag’ to identify untrained or inexperienced medical staff.
XapiApps CEO Nick Stephenson said the case of an untrained man working undetected as a junior doctor for 11 years in NSW hospitals highlighted the problem of current skills compliance systems. “As a nation, Australia depends on importing skilled professionals for its health system,” he said.
“This case demonstrates how it is possible for someone to slip through the cracks unless there is a rigorous, systematic approach to monitoring and measuring how people perform their daily jobs.”
www.cohdawireless.com) today announces it has received two grants from the Government of South Australia, totalling $2 million, as part of the Future Mobility Lab Fund.Cohda Wireless (
The fund will provide $10 million over the next three years to projects that demonstrate, develop or contribute to the applied research of future mobility technologies. The South Australian Government will award grants to projects that contribute to Adelaide’s Smart City initiative and position South Australia as a competitive test bed for Connected Autonomous Vehicles (CAV).
Cohda Wireless, the world’s leading supplier of Vehicle-to-Vehicle, Vehicle-to-Infrastructure and Vehicle-to-Pedestrian - collectively called V2X - Connected Vehicle solutions, is now developing CAV solutions for carmakers, smart cities and mining. Cohda Wireless’ CAV products focus on solving key outstanding problems for CAV deployments: CAV localisation, CAV sensor fidelity, and CAV system cost.
Cohda Wireless CTO Paul Alexander said Cohda Wireless was in a unique position to tackle these problems. “With a history of connected and autonomous vehicle projects including the Freight Signal Priority trial in NSW and the Jaguar Land Rover Off-Road Connected Convoy, we are deploying cutting edge technology and believe Cohda Wireless will be a major player in CAV globally,” he said.
Australian battery company Redflow Limited has applauded the South Australian government’s decision to invest $150 million in battery technology to support the State’s electricity grid.
Unveiling the State Government’s energy plan, SA Premier Jay Weatherill told a news conference that the private sector would build a 100 megawatt hour battery in South Australia before next summer, in a venture to be funded from a new $150 million renewable technology fund.
Redflow CEO Simon Hackett said the announcement was a great part of a tenable solution. “This clearly embraces our view that batteries are a vital part of the renewable energy revolution,” he said.
“As I’ve said previously, this sort of development is about demonstrating the capacity of renewables and energy storage to technically and affordably replace fossil fuels as a robust and reliable source of energy supply for the South Australian grid.
“We look forward to learning more details about the State Government’s proposal and to identifying how Redflow can add value to it.”
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