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This week, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner released a guide titled Data breach preparation and response — A guide to managing data breaches in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (Privacy Act). The guide consolidates information provided in the Data breach not...

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The RACGP resource "Information security in general practice" has been released after an open consultation with members, the broader general practice community and industry. RACGP thanks everyone for their feedback and assistance in putting this resource together. This resource replaces the Comput...

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On 10 July 2017, the Australian Government commissioned a Review of Health Providers’ Access to Medicare Card Numbers (the Review), to consider the balance between appropriate access to Medicare card numbers for health professionals and the security of patients’ Medicare card numbers. Th...

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The AMDS Program is a mechanism for doctors to obtain clinical experience in the after-hours period.  Read More
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The Department of Health has confirmed that the Practice Incentive Program Quality Improvement Incentive will now occur from 1 May 2019. The Practice Incentive Program (PIP) has been a key driver in quality care in the general practice sector and the PIP QI Incentive will continue to build on this ...

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Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Online payments will be paid in advance over Easter. Read More [Source: Department of Human Services]
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Digital health leaders from around the globe have met at the inaugural International Digital Health Symposium in Sydney to learn from different global approaches to digital innovation that are inclusive, evidence-based, and support sustainable, high quality health and care. The leaders discussed th...

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Find out about changes to Practice Incentives Program (PIP) and Practice Nurse Incentive Program (PNIP) and how to make the most of Dept of Human Services online services. Read More
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Dept of Human Services needs your help to promote their People with Disability Communication survey to your patients. Read More
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Removal of medical excess Victoria’s Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has removed its medical excess, one of several changes introduced to improve the health outcomes of TAC clients.   For accidents on or after 14 February 2018, TAC clients no longer have to pay a portion of their ...

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