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GPs will be actively involved in the delivery of the Federal Government’s My Health Record, with a new partnership designed to train doctors in the use of the national online health information repository and prepare them to answer patients’ questions.

The partnership between the Royal Australasian College of General Practitioners and the Australian Digital Health Agency will see the GPs provided with an education and awareness program consisting of workshops and webinars tailored to a general practice audience.

The RACGP will develop the training for its more than 38,000 members to support the national expansion of MHR later this year. GPs will be prepared for an anticipated increase in questions from patients about the purpose of MHR and its use by healthcare providers. The program will also allow them to make informed decisions about their own uptake of the system.

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[Source: Healthcare IT News]

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