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Technology in general practice

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine

On-demand recorded 25 Jul 2019

Technology plays a diverse and critical role in general practice. It is a key factor in effective communication to support clinical care. The role of technology in general practice creates an efficient method of information transfer via secure electronic communication, allowing practitioners to digitally record, share and analyse clinical information.

Technology also has the potential to improve practice efficiencies through practice management software and online appointment systems.

This webinar is designed to provide an overview of the role of technology in general practice, and how these technologies can be safely and confidently implemented and managed in general practices.

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 Rob Hosking

Dr Rob Hosking has been interested in eHealth since commencing practice in Bacchus Marsh in Victoria in 1990. He gained his Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics from Monash University in 2000. Rob has worked on a number of eHealth related committees at NPS Medicinewise and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. Rob has been involved with the RACGP eHealth committee since 2008 and is currently the Chair of the RACGP Expert Committee – Practice Technology and Management.

Ms Mahala Boughton
Senior Project Officer, Practice Technology & Management
Technology in general practice
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Business of General Practice, Technology to assist efficiency of medical professionals
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation