GPs

Read digital health case studies focused on GP practices.

Use of electronic discharge summaries helping patient care

Brisbane based GP Dr John Aloizosregistered one of his patients Kevin2 for a My Health Record in his practice. Kevin is a 48 year old diabetic with comorbidities including renal failure and hypertension requiring extensive ongoing treatment.

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Patients of all ages can benefit from a My Health Record

The health needs of babies and retirees couldn't be more different but they do have one thing in common: the immediate benefits from having a My Health Record.

Both groups of patients are being targeted and signed up for their My Health Record at Victoria's East Geelong Medical Centre by Practice Nurse Tracey Wilson and her nursing colleagues.

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Bundeena practice wasn't IT savvy

A Bundeena NSW practice wasn't deterred by lack of IT savvy when it made the move to the My Health Record system.  

Initially motivated by the PIP (Practice Incentive Payment) to move with the times, Practice nurse Alison Pritchard says she had minimal experience in health IT when she and GP Dr Jilian Nichols started creating digital health records 18 months ago.

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Brisbane GP John Aloizos has battled for change many times over the past two decades

Dr John Aloizos helped develop the incentives to put the first computers on clinician’s desks, had a key role in establishing the Divisions of General Practice, campaigned for childhood immunisation and the roll out of guiding principles for medication management and was one of the first champions of the national accreditation system for general practices.

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Practice Managers Brett McPherson and Narelle Supanz on why data cleansing is so important

In The Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) The Practice Manager magazine, Practice Managers Brett McPherson and Narelle Supanz explain why data cleansing is important and having clean patient data is good practice that will stand practices in good stead when they start uploading to the My Health Record system.

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Queensland GP says digital health can improve clinical care

Queensland GP and obstetrician Ewen McPhee is a member of the Agency's Clinical Usability Programme (CUP) and is outspoken about the value of the My Health Record system to his patients.

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Vulnerable patients could benefit from having an My Health Record, says award winning Practice Manager

Drug addicts, refugees and immigrant non-English speakers are apprehensive about giving up information to the My Health Record system but in fact they are among the patients most likely to benefit from it, says award-winning Practice Manager Anastasia Dimitriou, who manages Mediclinic in the Melbourne suburb of Clayton.

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Patient comes first at this crossroads town

Remote Katherine, the Northern Territory town known as the 'crossroads of the north', sees thousands of tourists arrive each year – and some of them are leaving with more than they bargained for.

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Let’s make it to the tipping point says practice nurse

Practices are missing out by holding on to old ideas about the My Health Record, says one experienced nurse.

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Keeping up with social media is only part of the story for a 21st century Practice Manager

Sydney’s DMC Medical Centre Drummoyne has an engaging Facebook page thanks to PM Fiona Kolokas* and her commitment to digital communication.

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How to future-proof your Practice

Sunshine Coast Practice Manager Felicity Hogan says she's no stranger to change.

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Connected Care Making a Difference

An Aboriginal Health Service in South Australia is seeing better outcomes for remote patients with the use of digital health.

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