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Scott Morrison's first budget will see the Federal Government save $51.4 million over the next four years by removing or amending items it pays rebates for on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). In a move that will be unpopular with medical groups, Mr Morrison also announced a plan to continue th...

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The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has issued a Media Release this morning regarding the Report on their assessment of the privacy policies of 40 General Practice Clinics around Australia against Australian Privacy Principle (APP) 1.  They found ver...

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    FUNDING GRANTS FOR WOMEN IN ALL SECTORS   In 2016 Women & Leadership Australia is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across all industry sectors.   From February 10th 2016 the initiative will provide women in all indust...

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Refreshed online training for the My Health Record system is now available. You can access this new training here: myhealthrecord.e3learning.com.au This online training material support self-paced learning. It will allow healthcare providers to become familiar with, and confident in using, today...

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(Note: the links below are to pdf copies of the communication materials) All vaccination providers will soon receive a letter from the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) with updated information about the 2016 National Immunisation Program influenza vaccine. The CMO's letter includes: A fact sheet for v...

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The federal government will trial the introduction of a new package for primary care based on the Health Care Home model, backed up by IT tools such as the My Health Record (MHR), telehealth and remote monitoring technologies, as well as bundled payments for GPs and tailored packages for individual ...

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The Federal Government’s announcement to pilot Health Care Homes in Australia will have life-changing benefits to patients, particularly those with chronic, long-term conditions, according to the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP). Creating a formal and regular link bet...

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A press release today from the office of the Minister for Health, Susan Ley, announced that: The number of Australians with a digital health record will jump by more than a million – or 40 per cent – as part of the Turnbull Government’s commitment to improving health outcomes and ...

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An 18 month old whooping cough booster has been added to the National Immunisation Program (NIP), with vaccine available to vaccination providers from March 2016.   The documents below are being mailed out to vaccination providers commencing Wednesday 17 February 2016. They will also be avai...

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