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Using personal mobile devices for clinical photos in general practice

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine

On-demand recorded 4 Dec 2019

Medical photography has long had an important role in the assessment and management of patients in general practice. Benefits of taking clinical images include: tracking changes over time, improved patient care and clinical communication through real-time sharing of images and improved teaching and training. With most mobile phones and tablets equipped with high-quality cameras, significant memory capacity, and wireless technology, it is easier than ever to capture and distribute clinical photos of patients.

This webinar highlights considerations required when taking clinical photos on a personal mobile device that belongs to a clinician and is used outside of the workplace. It also provides an overview of potential hazards, consent, practice policies and procedures, data breaches and legalities.

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 Penny Burns
General Practitioner

Penny Burns is a General Practitioner based in Sydney. She has worked for over 20 years in urban and rural general practice and is a member of the RACGP Expert Committee - Practice, Technology and Management. She has been interested in computer and technology use in general practice since the early 1990s. Penny is interested in the use of technology to improve outcomes in learning. Over the last year she has been involved in delivering education sessions as part of the My Health Record in general practice national education awareness campaign. She is currently part of the CSIRO Primary Care Data Quality Content Working Group, which examines the use of data in general practice and is Deputy Chair of the Disaster Management Special Interest Group at the RACGP.

Ms Pip Walter
Project Coordinator, Practice Technology and Management
Using personal mobile devices for clinical photos in general practice
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Business of General Practice, Technology to assist efficiency of medical professionals
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation