February 17, 2022

Updates to Vaccine Clinic Finder Connect

COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Program Updates – webinar 2 The Vaccine Clinic Finder (VCF) is a national online system for patients to find and book appointments for a COVID-19 vaccine. It is mandatory for all COVID-19 vaccination clinics to list their…

December 9, 2021

Introduction to Vaccine Clinic Finder Connect

COVID-19 Vaccine Booking Program – webinar 1 The Vaccine Clinic Finder (VCF) is a national online system for patients to find and book appointments for a COVID-19 vaccine. It is mandatory for all COVID-19 vaccination clinics to list their services…

April 6, 2021

Phone and video consultations: a how-to presentation

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government have introduced new Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers to allow GPs to provide telehealth consultations to their patients. This presentation provides an overview of the new items and how to…

April 6, 2020

My Health Record – an update webinar

In January 2019 My Health Record, Australia’s shared electronic health record system, moved to an opt-out model. This resulted in every Australian known to Medicare or the Department of Veterans Affairs having a My Health Record created unless they opted…

December 4, 2019

Using personal mobile devices for clinical photos in general practice

Medical photography has long had an important role in the assessment and management of patients in general practice. Benefits of taking clinical images include: tracking changes over time, improved patient care and clinical communication through real-time sharing of images and…

November 21, 2019

Social media and the use of apps in general practice

The RACGP recognises that GPs and general practice staff have embraced social media at a rapid rate, and guidance around safe and professional usage within general practice is necessary. Similarly, there are many health apps that have the potential to…

October 31, 2019

Secondary use of general practice data

In health care, the primary source of data is through clinical care delivery to patients. When this data is used outside of the general practice setting, for purposes other than which it was originally collected, it is referred to as…

September 24, 2019

Telehealth video consultations in general practice

Telehealth is becoming more popular as a mode of healthcare delivery due to the benefits it provides to both patients and practitioners, particularly those in rural and remote areas, and has the potential to provide patients with more convenient and…

July 25, 2019

Technology in general practice

Technology plays a diverse and critical role in general practice. It is a key factor in effective communication to support clinical care. The role of technology in general practice creates an efficient method of information transfer via secure electronic communication,…

June 27, 2019

Improving health record quality in general practice

The quality of patient health records is an important factor in the provision of safe and effective healthcare. Maintaining good-quality patient health records supports appropriate clinical decision-making and continuity of care, especially with the increasing use of shared care models….

May 5, 2019

SafeScript – Real time prescription monitoring for controlled drugs

From April 2020, it will be mandatory in Victoria for all prescribers and pharmacists to check SafeScript prior to writing or dispensing a prescription for a high-risk medicine. This webinar is designed to assist GPs with understanding SafeScript and their…

April 30, 2019

Information security in general practice

Information security is critical to the provision of safe, high-quality healthcare and the efficient running of a general practice. It is a fixed cost of doing business to ensure business continuity and the protection of information assets. This webinar is…

April 27, 2019

Privacy and managing health information in general practice

General practice has a fundamental role in ensuring the privacy of patient health information. It is important general practices understand the current legislative framework for the management of health information at both a practice level and when sharing information using…

March 26, 2019

Medico-legal concerns and My Health Record

Every Australian known to Medicare or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will now own a My Health Record, unless they chose to opt out between 16 July 2018 and 31 January 2019. This webinar aims to address medico-legal concerns raised…

March 11, 2019

High-quality health records to support patient care

High-quality health records are critical to the provision of safe, effective and personalised patient care. They facilitate good communication with other healthcare providers, and are linked to practice accreditation and incentive programs. Despite this, maintaining health records is not always…

February 5, 2019

Notifiable data breaches scheme

The Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) scheme came into effect in February 2018 and applies to all agencies and organisations with existing personal information security obligations under the Privacy Act. These obligations extend to general practices. This webinar is designed to…

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