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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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On the road with an eHealth trainer

According to Katrina Otto, one of Australia’s leading medical software trainers, doctors have been asking for more hands-on instruction with eHealth this year prompted by growing patient demand and a desire for better practice management.

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Collaborative health community worked together to be eHealth ready

A proactive Capricorn Coast community is sitting pretty when it comes to eHealth records. The 150km stretch of tourist mecca coastline in Central Queensland centres on the town of Yeppoon where long-serving GP Dr Patricia Harris leads a health-tech wave of interest. All six general practices and most of the pharmacies on the ‘Cap’ Coast are eHealth-ready and thousands of patients are registered to use the eHealth record system.

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