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Asthma Australia will receive $7.6 million to continue two training programs. Asthma Australia’s Asthma Child and Adolescent Program delivers asthma information and emergency training for staff in preschools and schools and supports self-management for adolescents while its Community Support P...

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HealthEngine, the medical booking service under investigation for sharing patient details, has pledged to make “substantial changes” to its advertising and referrals policies despite denying any wrongdoing. The company says media reports have created a false impression that patient inf...

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Australians will be able to access new digital services that help them take more control of their health and wellbeing following the official launch of Australia’s National Digital Health Strategy – Safe, Seamless, and Secure: evolving health and care to meet the needs of moder...

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Release Two of the National Cancer Screening Register (NCSR) is live and operational from 29 June 2018. This follows the successful migration of information in the state and territory cervical screening registers to the NCSR and integration of post 1 December cervical screening results to the partic...

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The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) is currently testing a new DVA Toolbox for Coordinated Veterans’ Care (CVC), which supports medical clinics and practitioners who enrol and care for DVA clients in the CVC Program. The DVA Toolbox for CVC provides a convenient online centre of i...

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From 1 July 2018, there will be significant changes to the National Immunisation Program (NIP) schedule and we are keen to ensure you have access to the information you need to implement the new schedule. Changes to the childhood immunisation schedule aim to improve protection against meningococcal...

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https://www.advancecareplanning.org.au/prevalence Are older Australians receiving the medical care that they want, and how well does their care align with their personal values and preferences? To help answer this question, Advance Care Planning Australia (ACPA) is leading ground-breaking research...

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Out of date and unsecure fax machines are being used to share patient information between healthcare providers, despite other sectors discarding them over a decade ago. Not only do fax machines cause frustration for healthcare providers trying to communicate with each other, they can also cause pati...

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DHS has a new guide to support health professionals with all aspects of Indigenous health services available under Medicare. It includes tips from people who work with Indigenous communities every day. The department’s Medicare Liaison Officers - Adam from the Northern Territory and Hazel fr...

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From 1 November 2018 there’ll be changes to the Medicare Claims Review Panel (MCRP) and related MBS items. The changes were announced in the 2018-19 Budget. The MCRP will be dissolved, and changes will be made to related MBS items. To claim for services requiring approval by the MCRP, you&rs...

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