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May 2013

Favourite Business Books

Great Reads...
Recently I was asked about the Business Books that I would recommend to read or ones that resonated with me. I have attached the list and I would love to hear what YOUR favourites are: 
* Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
* The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
* The Art of War by Sun Tzu
* Don't just talk...Perform! by Lynda Spillane (NB: This book is hard to come by but I highly recommend you

Brisbane Breakfast: Health Reform and Leadership

ACHSM Queensland is pleased to welcome back former Director General of Health,Mr Mick Reid. After leaving Queensland Health, Mick held a position of Special Adviser to McKinsey and Company. He was principally engaged in the introduction of electronic health records in Australia, a major diabetes coordinated care trial and hospital and health system reform. Mick is now engaged as National Healthcare Markets Leader at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC).

Still unsure about the benefits of getting a flu vax?

Gestational Influenza Increases Risk for Bipolar Disorder
For some time now there's been much conjecture about vaccinations, including whether to have a flu shot. There is the long running argument about drugs crossing the placental barrier (and autism); the various strains of influenza and which vaccination to choose; and risk vs. reward including costs...
New research shows that if a woman has the flu during pregnancy, her child has a nearly4-fold increased risk of having bipolar disorder later in life

Healthcare Elective at MGSM 2013

Macquarie Graduate School of Managementwill offer a subject at the end of this yearspecifically designed for Healthcare Managers.
MGSM recognises that, “industry-specific trainingfor future healthcare leaders as critical to meeting the demands of Australia’s ageing population, as well the general increasing demand on health care services, tight government budgets and continuing global economic uncertainty”... Topics will range from the local health scene to global healthcare and cover health economics, policy and practices, funding mechanisms.
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