Archive for the "Insurance" Category

  • 23 Nov2017

    Why won’t AI totally disrupt insurance ? …. because it’s all about the “why”.

    Written by: Julie Somerville, Principal The ability of AI to change the insurance landscape is real and there is no doubt that it has the potential to speed up claims lodgement, processing and resolution. But it's not the complete answer. Why? Because good insurers and...
  • 9 Aug2017

    Consciousness and negligence

    Written by: Rob Minc, Principal Smith v NRMA Insurance Ltd [2017] NSWCA 172: A decision handed down on the 18th of July this year in the Supreme Court of New South Wales Court of Appeal affirmed that a driver, who suffered cardiac arrhythmia before striking a vehicle...
  • 28 Jun2017

    Just because it’s online doesn’t mean no one takes it seriously

    Written by: Julie Somerville, Principal Over the past two years an increasing number of complaints and claims have come across my desk arising out of defamatory comments made about health and allied health professionals on Facebook and online forums. The ability of an apparently aggrieved...
  • 8 Mar2017

    Another reminder to exercise caution when using social media – midwife dismissed for FaceBook messages

    Written by: Julie Somerville, Principal While the media is dubbing the case as an example of an employee being dismissed for a FaceBook message – the crux of the decision was based upon a health practitioner’s disclosure of confidential information. While social media makes the...
  • 8 Mar2017

    Real time prescription monitoring – what does it mean for health professionals?

    Written by: Julie Somerville, Principal Since at least 2012 there has been an increasing push by Coroners and peak industry bodies in Australia for the implementation of a national real-time prescription monitoring system that alerts doctors and pharmacists to people who are misusing prescription drugs....


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