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Patients of all ages can benefit from an eHealth record

The health needs of babies and retirees couldn’t be more different but they do have one thing in common: the immediate benefits from having an eHealth record.

Both groups of patients are being targeted and signed up for their eHealth record at Victoria’s East Geelong Medical Centre by Practice Nurse Tracey Wilson and her nursing colleagues.

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Interview with NEHTA Chair Dr Steve Hambleton on NEHTA's work

NEHTA Chair Dr Steve Hambleton talks to Health Professional Radio on NEHTA's work and the benefits of eHealth.

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Bundeena practice wasn't IT savvy

A Bundeena NSW practice wasn’t deterred by lack of IT savvy when it made the move to the eHealth records system.  

Initially motivated by the PIP (Practice Incentive Payment) to move with the times, Practice nurse Alison Pritchard says she had minimal experience in health IT when she and GP Dr Jilian Nichols started creating eHealth records 18 months ago.

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Brisbane GP John Aloizos has battled for change many times over the past two decades

Dr John Aloizos helped develop the incentives to put the first computers on clinician’s desks, had a key role in establishing the Divisions of General Practice, campaigned for childhood immunisation and the roll out of guiding principles for medication management and was one of the first champions of the national accreditation system for general practices.

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Clinical Package Validator v2.3 Release

NEHTA is pleased to announce it has released a new version (2.3) of the CDA Validator tool. Renamed the Clinical Package Validator (Validator) the tool helps vendors test whether a healthcare software system is producing clinical documents and clinical packages that conform to some applicable eHealth specifications.

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