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Mental Health – A worldwide awareness

21 Jun 2018

The importance of good Mental Health Awareness
Millions of people across the globe are affected by mental illnesses. It is estimated that 300 million people suffer from depression, 260 million from anxiety disorders, 60 million from bipolar, and 23 million from schizophrenia. It…

As new study highlights financial burden on cancer patients, some ways forward on excessive healthcare costs?

12 Jun 2018

Sixth in series – Articles on out of pocket medical expenses.

A researcher (Associate Professor Louisa Gordon – lead author) who has investigated out of pocket medical costs for cancer patients has recently called for policy reform around public subsidy of the private heal…

Why do we have out of pocket medical fees?

12 Jun 2018

I pay my taxes AND private health insurance premiums yet I STILL pay out of pocket fees. Why?

Want to know more? Read this article from our blog for more information….

Synapse Connect June 2018 Bulletin

6 Jun 2018

Welcome to the latest Synapse Connect bulletin.

In March, we brought you news of exciting launches that were imminent and it gives me great pleasure to confirm that two of them (and we aren’t done yet!) are now live.

Years of hard work has gone into the new Synapse and we…

Lifting the lid on a media ‘scandal’ about doctors’ fees

23 May 2018

Fifth in series – Articles on out of pocket medical expenses.

Earlier this year, News Corp newspapers and its online sites splashed a story with the headline: The secret fee list your doctor doesn’t want you to see‘ (paywall).

In her latest contribution to Croakey’s…

Australian Digital Health Advancements in the Last Decade

17 May 2018

Australia boasts one of the strongest and most robust healthcare systems in the world. This is driven by a supportive regulatory environment, a globally renowned universal healthcare model, innovative medical research, and advancements in digital health. In fact, digital technolo…

CEO message – Synapse new website

11 May 2018

Dear Synapse Network,

As you may be aware, at Synapse Medical we have been steadily growing over the last few years, as we continue to service the healthcare administration needs of a now international client base. With this in mind, we have always been very conscious of conti…

Announcing Amanda Barbone

10 May 2018

It is an exciting time for the health industry and an even more exciting time for Synapse Medical Services.

A week prior to launching our new cutting edge platform, Synapps MBS (www.synapsemedical.com.au), Synapse welcomed a significant hire to our Business Development team, A…

International Consultancy – Building the future of Indian UHC

27 Apr 2018

One endeavour that Synapse Medical Services was delighted to be part of was the appointment of our CEO, Margaret Faux, as an honorary advisor to the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) in New Delhi, India.

This project was funded by the Bill & Melinda G…

Our Arabian adventure continues…

16 Apr 2018

We started the year making our second appearance as an exhibitor at the largest healthcare conference in the GCC, and second in the world, Arab Health. This expansive showcase of all things healthcare allowed us to bring visibility to our United Arab Emirates journey so far, show…

Internal Mapping – Synapse makes your codes international best practice

10 Apr 2018

Another international consultancy project that Synapse has in progress currently is a one-time mapping of internal codes for a market leading government hospital in the Middle East.

The hospital had been using self-made internal codes that had developed over time. These codes …

Market leading software experts – Improve efficiency

9 Apr 2018

This consultancy project involved a private hospital who wanted a third party to visit the facility and analyse their current system processes and provide a complete report and gap analysis. The end goal being to move to a new software that would improve efficiency in hospital op…

Building a state-wide initiative with Governmental support

6 Apr 2018

Our consulting services extend internationally through our global network. One wonderful initiative we are involved in is to assist a state in India with regards to the gathering of critical health data, prior to the implementation of an electronic medical record.

This large s…

Large Public Hospital – Saving time and money

4 Apr 2018

Synapse can undertake one-time projects when healthcare providers are struggling with a set performance issue or a time sensitive target.

We aim to understand our clients and become a trusted partner, even if a solo project is required. This is possible due to our flexibility …

Opportunities in the GCC Healthcare Market

28 Mar 2018

The healthcare market in the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) region is undergoing a revolution. A combination of age, affluence, lifestyle and dietary choices has led populations in this region to a higher prevalence of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and other condit…

Synapse Connect March 2018 Bulletin

27 Mar 2018

At the end of 2017 we brought you news of our busiest year to date and the various international projects that we had completed and the ones we were about to embark on. Therefore, as we move deeper into the third month of 2018 (where did that time go?!) we thought we’d better u…

Shining some light on bulk billing and #OutOfPocket costs

25 Mar 2018

Fourth in series – Articles on out of pocket medical expenses.

The legalities and practicalities behind bulk billing generally are not well understood, but in her latest contribution to Croakey’s ongoing #OutOfPocket series, Margaret Faux, aims to throw some illuminating l…

Healthcare Disrupted

16 Mar 2018

Healthcare systems have been creaking under the strain of outdated models for some time now, with ageing populations, staff shortages and curative as opposed to preventative models of care. In this article, we’ll explore the changes to these systems, technologies and how we are…

Social Media – The Rise of Video Content at Synapse!

5 Mar 2018

It’s a well-known fact that social media has revolutionised the way businesses use technology. Now, however, with the rise of video content, it appears that there are more changes ahead.

Video Content

When someone says videos, we tend to think of YouTube. After all, YouTu…

The United Nations of Synapse

28 Feb 2018

An article by Thom Soutter

The Kangaroos, Team India and The Poms…

Where would you expect to find all of the above? Yes, usually the above would be associated with the Cricket World Cup, but these days you also see a mix of Australian, Indian and English at Synapse Medica…

It’s enough to make you swear: the complexities of medical billing and out of pocket costs

27 Feb 2018

Third in series – Articles on out of pocket medical expenses.

It is quite possible that reading this article about the complexities of medical fees will furrow your brow and possibly even give you a headache. The issues it canvasses left at least one hospital executive sighi…

‘No-gap’ does not guarantee there will be no gap

22 Feb 2018

Second in series – Articles on out of pocket medical expenses

In her previous post in Croakey’s #OutOfPocket series, Margaret Faux acquainted us with Section 51 (xxiiiA) of the Australian Constitution, which enshrines doctors’ right to set their own fees, regardless of gov…

Out of pocket costs: a critical health issue to watch in 2018 – but first, some history

21 Feb 2018

First in series – Articles on out of pocket medical expenses.

Out of pocket healthcare costs are set to be one of the health politics/policy issues for 2018. In this recent Croakey post author Margaret Faux provides some history on the topic along with an outline of the issu…

Inside Arab Health 2018

5 Feb 2018

In this article, we will explore Arab Health, a conference which first took place in Dubai in 1975 and somewhere that Synapse Medical Services is proud to have exhibited at in 2017 and 2018.

What is it?
Arab Health is a conference which hosts the largest collection of healthc…

Arab Health 2018, Exhibitor Press Release

24 Jan 2018

We will be exhibiting at Arab Health 2018 alongside award winning International firm of specialist Health Planners, Tahpi, at Stand number: Z6-J47, located in the Plaza Area, opposite the Exhibition Centre Main Entrance.

For more details please read their Press Release here.

Out of pocket costs: a critical health issue to watch in 2018 – but first, some history

23 Jan 2018

First in series – Articles on out of pocket medical expenses

Out of pocket healthcare costs are set to be one of the health politics/policy issues for 2018. In this recent Croakey post author Margaret Faux provides some history on the topic along with an outline of the issue…

Synapse Connect Christmas 2017 bulletin

22 Dec 2017

It’s the festive season and we know you are all really busy so we’ll keep this short and sweet. A brief message from us to wrap up the year (yes, pun intended). Read on for my Christmas message, an update on our Rules Engine, Australian delegation to Vijayawada and a handy list o…

Private Health Insurance: A look under the bonnet

7 Dec 2017

Australian private health insurers (PHI) have an image problem. They are never out of the headlines for long, are criticised for inappropriately profiteering from a $6 billion government handout and still their products seem to offer poor value and satisfy no one. Margaret Faux d…

The Art of Communication that Synapse Will Never Lose!

30 Nov 2017

The Lost Art of Communication

 

Do you remember the days when you would approach a reception desk, peer, colleague or employer and that person greeted you with a genuine smile on their face?

As times have changed, more often than not we have our attention focused …

Business in India – Why do Business There?

19 Nov 2017

India: Why do Business There?

At Synapse we are incredibly proud of our Indian presence, whether it be our wholly owned Chennai office, our Australia India business council links or the management committee that our CEO, Margaret Faux, sits on that promotes bilateral trade a…