Monthly Archives: November 2017

Secondary use of My Health Record data

Given the obvious concerns by Industry Stakeholders and the Public about nefarious use of the huge amount of data contained within the  MHR (My Heath Record) system the Australian Government has wisely engaged a Consultant group to develop a framework … Continue reading

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Don Quixote de la Canberra

The ongoing saga of trying to create public awareness of the massive waste of money represented by the ACT Government funded Nurse-led Walk in Clinics has finally, after literally years of campaigning, led to an article in our local Canberra … Continue reading

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48-second GP consultations

Originally posted on drjustincoleman:
A recent BMJ study highlighted the remarkable degree of international variation in how much time GPs spend with their patients. In Pakistan, a patient with a laceration would barely have time to explain how it occurred,…

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Less is more

Originally posted on Doctor's Bag:
I was asked to address the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA)?about how to place health consumers at the centre of future healthcare reform and the delivery of health services. ‘Less is more’…

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