Archive for the ‘eHealth’ Category

10 point checklist for your practice before Christmas

Posted on November 29th, 2013 by Sid

…. “In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind.” – Louis Pasteur   1. Backup backup backup ! Yes, no surprises here. First cab off the rank – make sure you have a backup solution in place. An automated backup is ideal. But even if you don’t have a fully automated backup […]

Doctors increasingly monitor online reviews

Posted on November 1st, 2013 by Sid

Forget Boomers, Gen X, Y or the Gen Millenia. Welcome Gen C. The Connected Generation – we all are a part of it. Connected to our social media. Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, LinkedIn etc. With the Twitter IPO scheduled for a widely successful launch on Nov 7 it has over 500 million users (135,000 new members […]

Doctors prime targets for hackers

Posted on September 26th, 2013 by cs_admin

In November/December 2012 a Queensland Family Medical Practice was hacked and patients records encrypted. They not only attacked the patient database but also disabled the backup system. The co-owner of the medical practice said, “If you want to know what it felt like, go to your server and pull the plug out of the wall”. […]

Paperless Medical Practice – is it worth the effort?

Posted on September 25th, 2013 by Sid

Over the last few months, there has been an increased noise around “going paperless”. A paperless medical practice is not as rare as the Tassie Devil. In fact, with faster internet speeds, increased security and general awareness around technology – more and more doctors are jumping on the bandwagon. For those that are still considering […]

PCEHR – are we there yet?

Posted on May 20th, 2013 by cs_admin

Since the launch of the Australian Government’s eHealth program a couple of years back, the uptake of PCEHR has been less than satisfactory to say the least. Why is it that a program that is focussed on improving the quality and speed of treatment is infected by procrastination – or is it? While working with […]