November 2015.

In this month’s e-Bulletin, we focus on medical records ‒ an ever-changing but vital element of the healthcare system. One study finds that what patients say about their hospital experience on Twitter may well be an untapped indicator of hospital quality, while another raises questions about whether electronic medical records can prevent medication errors.

We also outline some of the latest research on cancer care, including research that suggests targeted programs of screening, vaccination and smoking cessation are needed to address cancer risks in Indigenous populations in developed countries including Australia.

In our profile article, we meet the Clinical Excellence Commission’s new Chief Executive Carrie Marr, who started her career as a nurse and maintains her frontline perspective on healthcare.

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Megan Howe
Editor, HARC e-Bulletin