Category Archives: Medical Admin

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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Medicare – a brief explanation for our patients


This is how Medicare works when you go to your GP

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So what is Bulk billing ?


Much have been written in the last few weeks about Medicare Rebates and being bulkbilled. There are two separate issues that needs clarification here. The first issue is the value of the rebate – the following graph clearly demonstrates the … Continue reading

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My Health Records – an update


Our lives, professionally and privately are shaped and manipulated by powers and people who are very good at what they do. The implementation of the My Health Record (previously known as the PCEHR) is one such example. Sixteen years ago … Continue reading

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