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Learning is a process not an event

Learning is a process not a single event. That’s what we say regularly at Train IT Medical. Adult learners really need a multi-faceted, ongoing approach to continual learning.

Employees who receive training are significantly more productive than those who don’t receive training.

“A recent survey indicates that 40 per cent of employees who receive poor job training leave their positions within the first year. They cite the lack of skills training …” eLearning.com We also find, in the medical… Continue reading

Data Aggregation using Pen Clinical Audit Tools

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In last week’s blog we explored the topic of cancer screening data using MedicalDirector and Best Practice software. We discussed current limitations and offered free custom-made sql queries for advanced cancer screening searches.

This week we’re sharing Katrina Otto’s presentation created for North West Melbourne PHN Primary Care Conference (29 March 2017). Called Data Aggregation for Business & Clinical Quality Improvement using Pen CAT4, this presentation focused on analysing practice data using Pen… Continue reading

Cancer Screening & Prevention – Free Resources

New resources to assist practices and PHN’s identify at risk patients and measure screening rates

 

 

 

On average, one in two men and one in three women will be diagnosed with a form of cancer during their lifetime. Cancer is now the largest cause of disease in Australia, surpassing cardiovascular disease (Cancer Institute NSW).

Improving cancer screening rates and reducing cancer risk amongst our population is a key priority area for Primary Health Networks (PHN’s) and general practices.… Continue reading

Happy New Year!

Welcome Back! We hope you are having a great summer.

As we ease our way into this new year I thought I’d take a moment to look ahead in preparation.

Our business philosophy is that it is easier to keep up than catch up and I feel this will be vital in 2017 which will bring many more changes. With change comes the need for continual learning and improvements.

Here are just a few of the changes we’re thinking of… Continue reading

Reflections on 2014. Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Welcome 2015. I hope it is a wonderful year for you all.

2014 was a huge year for Train IT Medical. Another wonderful year of travelling this beautiful country meeting the most amazing, inspirational people. Those who know me well know I like my social media. The only problem is I have to stop myself – stop myself from constantly gushing “I just met the most amazing doctor (or Practice Manager, Nurse, Social Worker … Continue reading

Tyro (+ new free resources)

As an independent Practice Management Consultant I only ever endorse products I truly believe in. After 5 years of training and using Tyro, I am definitely a big fan! Here’s an interview I did recently with Tyro Payments featuring the outstanding Observatory Tower Medical Centre in Sydney.

Technology pays back

Katrina Otto on June 18, 2014

Efficiency is the name of the game in today’s modern medical practice. More and more, practice managers are leveraging technology to not… Continue reading

Hello from the Frontline

 

I hope you’re all having a wonderful year so far. To those I have met on my travels I can’t thank you enough for your kindness and enthusiasm at my training events.

                                                                                                                                                             eHealth update 

People who know me know I call myself  the eHealth Queen after spending what felt like the entire year last year training eHealth. The Government’s formal PCEHR review has finally been released – read it here – with a most significant recommendation for changing to an opt-out system. You can also read my thoughts on eHealth here in a recent interview with Pulse IT ‘Barriers to PCEHR uptake on the frontline‘.  Continue reading

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