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A routine cataract surgery has made international headlines, following the discovery of 27 mislaid contact lenses behind the oblivious patient’s eye.   Despite wearing monthly disposable contact lenses for the past 35 years, the patient did not attend regular optometrist appointments an...

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Fax-free healthcare is one step closer today, as the Australian Digital Health Agency and clinical information systems vendors work together to progress secure electronic messaging between healthcare providers. This technology will enable health data to flow securely from one healthcare provide...

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Almost 20,000 Australian private health insurance holders of Bupa are being contacted after their personal data was leaked by a rogue employee.   Bupa Global says a staff member of its international health insurance division has “inappropriately copied and removed some customer informat...

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In Australia, community water fluoridation programs are considered a safe and effective way of reducing tooth decay across the population. Tooth decay is one of the most common health problems in Australia.  Along with a healthy diet, good oral hygiene, appropriate use of fluoridated toothpast...

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In the 2017-18 Budget, the Government announced $14.1 million over 4 years to provide ongoing access to catch-up vaccines from 1 July 2017 for all individuals aged 10 to 19 years, and newly arrived refugees and humanitarian entrants, through the National Immunisation Program (NIP). The Department h...

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My Health Record has been in operation for over five years, with nearly five million Australians having a record, and in this time there have been no security breaches to the system, despite recent claims of Medicare number hacks on the dark web. A Department of Health spokeswoman has assured t...

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As announced by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) the penalty rates for some full-time and part-time employees that work on Sundays and public holidays will be reduced, the rollout commencing this month. The reduction will only impact workers across the hospitality, retail and pharmacy industries. Some...

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Allied Health Professions Australia (AHPA) invite AAPM members to their next digital health webinar on July 25th.  This one hour webinar is free and will explore concepts around collecting and sharing information with patients and providers. Learning Objectives:  In this Webinar...

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The form you use to give the Department of Human Services information about your patients applying for early release of their super has changed.  Read More
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There are things to keep in mind if you’re a GP billing Chronic Disease Management (CDM) services.  Read More
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