Category Archives: Medical IT

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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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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E-health: The Saviour of the frail and the elderly – or not?


As both a dedicated Family Physician (aka General Practitioner) and a self-taught computer Nerd I would love to believe that the future would have us use technology to improve the care of our patients and especially those who are disabled, … Continue reading

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If we ever get the NBN


Once upon a time I was looking forward to the day we might finally get the NBN at work (and home) – after reading what the process involves I am no longer sure I should be excited about this and … Continue reading

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The government cannot simply opt-out of opt-in


Even the IT industry is unhappy about the way the changes are proposed

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