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Improving health record quality in general practice

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine

On-demand recorded 27 Jun 2019

The quality of patient health records is an important factor in the provision of safe and effective healthcare. Maintaining good-quality patient health records supports appropriate clinical decision-making and continuity of care, especially with the increasing use of shared care models.

The maintenance of quality health records in general practice contributes to data provision for research and policy, education and medico-legal purposes.

This webinar outlines what constitutes a high-quality health record and how practices can put systems in place to ensure they produce health records that are fit for purpose, in alignment with the resource Improving health record quality in general practice.

This event is part of Practice essentials webinar series. Events in this series are:

  • Phone and video consultations: a how-to presentation
  • Using personal mobile devices for clinical photos in general practice
  • My Health Record – an update webinar
  • Social media and the use of apps in general practice
  • Secondary use of general practice data
  • Telehealth video consultations in general practice
  • Privacy and managing health information in general practice
  • Technology in general practice
  • Information security in general practice
  • Improving health record quality in general practice
  • SafeScript - Real time prescription monitoring for controlled drugs
  • Medico-legal concerns and My Health Record
  • Notifiable data breaches scheme
  • High-quality health records to support patient care
  • Introduction to electronic prescribing
  • Phone and video consultations: a how-to presentation
Presenters Dr David Adam

David graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2010 and undertook general practice training in outer urban and rural Western Australia. He currently works part time in general practice in Lockridge, as well as being a hospice doctor with the home hospice service. He is particularly interested in children’s health and medical education. Dr David Adam is a member of the Practice Technology and Management RACGP Expert Committee and was on the Electronic Prescribing Technical Working Group established by the Australian Digital Health Agency and the Department of Health.

Sally Lawton
Project Coordinator, Practice Technology and Management
Improving health record quality in general practice
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Business of General Practice
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation