115362 - Skin Cancer Business Management
Designed to assist GPs/business owners/practice managers with managing a skin cancer clinic or integration of skin cancer services into general practice. Learn how to maximise efficiency in managing skin cancer in primary care. Topics include set-up of a skin cancer clinic, tools, equipment and systems, workflow management, appointment structure, staff training, Medicare billing and medico-legal regulations.
Relevance to General Practice
If you are an experienced general practitioner, are you using much the
same business model and processes as when you started out?
The article 'Practice Management Tips from the toolkit 1' sets out some ideas you might use to have a fresh approach to your professional career. RACGP ‘General practice management toolkit’.
Every year, in Australia skin cancers account for around 80% of all newly diagnosed cancers. Between 95 and 99% of skin cancers are caused by exposure to the sun. GPs have over 1 million patient consultations per year for skin cancer. The incidence of skin cancer is one of the highest in the world, two to three times the rates in Canada, the US and the UK.Every year doctors remove around 720,000 lesions from the skins of Australians because they are suspected skin cancers.
- Develop a systems based approach for the management of lesions and Medicare billing
- Improve processes to maximise diaries and workflow with skin cancer medicine presentations.
- Learn how to develop and build a skilled and engaged workforce.
- Develop efficient and effective financial systems