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INPUT REQUIRED: Dr Frank “Give patients a summary of care that is due”

28 March 2017

Give patients a summary of care that is due What is the issue? Despite making an average of six visits to general practice annually, Australians receive only about half of the preventive and other care that is indicated for them.  Patients mostly don’t know what care is indicated for them, when each element of care…

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COAG Health Council Communique – 24 March 2017

28 March 2017

The Federal and state and territory Health Ministers met in Melbourne at the COAG Health Council to discuss a range of national health issues. The meeting was chaired by the Victorian Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy. PDF printable version of COAG Health Council Communique – 24 March 2017 – PDF 192 KB

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Interoperability Showcase: Interoperablity@HIC 17

28 March 2017

HISA and IHE Australia invite health IT vendors to participate in the Interoperability Showcase @HIC17.  This event will be part of the HIC 2017 conference in Brisbane 6-9th August. IHE Showcases are live communication  and practical demonstrations of healthcare applications demonstrating connectivity using real world health scenarios. The IHE showcase is the largest, noisiest and…

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Consultation Members Required: Health information workforce census minimum dataset development project

28 March 2017

INVITATION The University of Tasmania and the University of Melbourne have established a project to develop a minimum dataset to be used for an Australian health information workforce census. This project is a world’s first to develop a research methodology for a national workforce census across the spectrum of the health information workforce (HIW). The…

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MTP Connect Update

28 March 2017

MESSAGE FROM CEO – Sue MacLeman Science has been on the agenda this month, with Senator Sinodinos launching the inaugural National Science Statement in an address to the National Press Club last week, as part of National Science Week. The Statement provides an important vision to engage and enrich our society through science, applying a…

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Standardising pharmacy dispensed labeling round table

24 March 2017

The Commission was asked by States and Territories to standardise pharmacy dispensed labelling as part of the Commission’s work on partnering and communicating with consumers. The Commission and NSW Clinical Excellence Commission held a joint roundtable in November 2013 and the resulting recommendations are captured in the roundtable review www.safetyandquality.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Pharmacy-Dispensing-Label-Workshop-25-Nov-2013-report-.pdf The National pharmacy dispensed labelling…

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The secure messaging working group is working well

24 March 2017

As MSIA members will be aware, solving secure messaging interoperability issues is one of ADHA’s highest priorities.  A steering group and a technical working group have been established.  MSIA is well represented on both levels and indeed has played a key role in setting those groups up.  ADHA is currently in the process of launching…

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Simplified Billing Manual Claims batch header (HW091) form has been updated

21 March 2017

The Australian Government, Department of Human Services (the department) would like to advise the Simplified Billing Manual Claims batch header (HW091) form has been updated. The form can be located at humanservices.gov.au/health-professionals/forms/hw091 The form is used for lodging Manual Simplified Billing Claims only. Please delete previous versions of the form and commence using the new…

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Updated monthly Reason Code List for April 2017.

21 March 2017

The Australian Government Department of Human Services would like to provide you with the updated monthly Reason Code List for April 2017. These reason codes are effective 1 April 2017. SV Reason Codes – April 2017 The Reason Code List has also been published on the Department of Human Services web site. The following changes…

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