Category Archives: Medical Admin

Why your GP doesn’t have a Facebook sharing attitude


Originally posted on Doctor's bag:
The success of Facebook is based on sharing content with friends and family. I’m a fan of social media but in healthcare sharing of information is often a no-go zone. Doctors don’t like sharing…

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The GP Clinic owned and funded by the ACT Health Department


Sounds bizarre doesn’t it ? But let’s think about it. Currently we have two Nurse-Led walk in clinics that ACT Government funds with plans for another 11 million Dollars clinic in the near future and another two down the track. … Continue reading

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Is being a diligent GP worth it?


I have been a General Practitioner in Canberra for thirteen years. During this time I have developed a reputation for being a tenacious and persistent advocate for the appropriate and respectful management of my patients by other health services and … Continue reading

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Using the My Health Record AND staying out of Court


Longtime readers of my Blog would know that I have written & shared others’ writings about the Australian Government’s My Heath Record on many occasions. 2013 – I wrote about the complexity of the issues and why we had configured … Continue reading

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When bicycles & biros are needed. Not Porsches & Parkers


Another concerning story about the deeply flawed NDIS system recently surfaced. Over $ 400, 000 for one individual. And he is worse off. I have posted my views about the NDIS before. It is a deeply flawed scheme. This unfortunate man … Continue reading

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Using your Smartphone in a healthy way


Longtime readers of my blog would know that I have a passion for Medical IT and am keen to use it (within the legal constraints of patient security and privacy) Most patients are aware of all the various fitness wearables that … Continue reading

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The Sick System -Survival or Greed ?


A recent excellent article in The Australian (See text below) highlighted the longstanding issues in our health system that are gnawing away at it like termites and will lead to the system imploding if we do not act. The article identifies … Continue reading

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Saving time for Doctors & Patients


The headline seemed so promising “The federal government is proposing to automate the prescription approval process to help save time for doctors and patients” Finally – they are understanding our worries and stress. Or so it would seem Currently the … Continue reading

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A future without doctors – ACT Health’s vision for the Territory 


A recent piece in the Canberra Times highlighted the path that the ACT  Government is setting out for medical practice in the Territory. We all accept that the provision of healthcare is expensive. What I, as a provider of Primary Healtcare, cannot … Continue reading

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I thought this stuff was supposed to make my life easier?


A recent US article pointed to a link between e-health and physician burnout Dr Nathan Pinskier, chair of the RACGP Expert Committee on eHealth and Practice Systems, said he didn’t believe the demands of e-health were directly linked to doctor burnout, … Continue reading

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