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My Health Record is now an ‘Opt-out’ System

Train IT Medical Principal Katrina Otto’s interview with HotDoc

My Health Record is a digital record allowing a patient to access a summary of their health information securely online. The record can also be accessed by health practitioners who are directly involved with the patient. This year there is a My Health Record Expansion Program being implemented across Australia. We spoke to Katrina Otto, an official My Health Record trainer, to find out more about how the new system… Continue reading

MedicalDirector Clinical Top 5 ‘Recalls & Reminders’ Tips

This is the third in our blog series focusing on effective use of practice software to improve recall and reminder systems. At Train IT Medical we work with many practices and see successful recall and reminder systems however we also see a lot of frustration (unnecessary money wasted, time spent and stress) so we are keen to help all MedicalDirector Clinical software users maximise efficiency. Here are our top 5 tips:

Tip 1 – Differentiate between ‘Clinically Significant’ Recalls … Continue reading

Bp Premier Indigo: – Good news for Recalls & Reminders!

Following on from our earlier blog ‘Recalls and Reminders – why is it so hard?’ we are pleased to advise that the recent release of Bp Premier (Indigo) has 3 new features which should help Bp Premier clinical software users significantly improve their ‘Recall and Reminder’ system:

1. Reminder Comments

It is now possible to add a comment to a reminder when it is created. The comment is only for clinicians ie it will not appear on any patient communication.… Continue reading

Recalls & Reminders – why is it so hard?

Why do so many practices have difficulty designing and using an effective recall and reminder system that doesn’t end up in an unworkable mess?

Make sure your practice system is designed with the following characteristics in mind and you will have a safer and more effective recall and reminder system:

Collaborate as a practice team and design one clear practice-wide system followed by all staff

Separate ‘recalls’ from ‘reminders’ to make your practice system more manageable:

Recalls = ‘clinically… Continue reading

2017 Reflections & Christmas greetings

 

2017 Reflections

Each year I like to take the time to write a Xmas blog post because it gives me the opportunity to reflect on the past year and consider what has been achieved. I am a big believer in celebrating successes and evaluating in order to make improvements.

We’re loving the fact quality data is now a hot topic in health. This has meant an even busier year for myself and my wonderful team which has grown with… Continue reading

Free Resources – In case you missed them

In this blog we are highlighting the many free resources we have developed with our customers in mind.

We know from the feedback we receive that our educational resources are highly valued and regarded by many of you as a source of learning and expertise that is unavailable elsewhere.  We aim to keep making resources available for free for you for as long as possible.

Just in case you have missed some of our recent and most popular… Continue reading

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

Pen CAT Plus

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

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