Category Archives: Medical IT

A brave new frontier for medical consent


It has been fascinating to watch the issues surrounding the My Health Record evolve. Longstanding readers of my blog would know that I have had a bee in my bonnet for many years about informed consent to participating in the … Continue reading

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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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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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So how safe is my data ?


Yet another scare campaign – or legitimate concerns?One has to wonder if these Health Department spokespeople have actually looked at their own product? If your IT System is configured correctly all you need is their name, dob and Medicare number 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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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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How secure is e-mail ?


Should we be risking our patient’s privacy and our livelihood by chatting to them or about them via e-mail ? A video to explain this dilemma

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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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The myth of online privacy


Anyone who use the internet is aware that the likes of Google and Facebook has a sneak and a peak at our habits and web-surfing so we know we should be careful in what we post and where we go. … 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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