Here is an opportunity for the Government to develop a real health policy

The new RACGP vision reflects the increasing focus on chronic disease management, while still rewarding acute care.

It’s time we cut all this red tape ourselves

My call to action to colleagues, the colleges and the AMA is simple: please make things easier for all parties involved.

The no. 1 blogging tip you should always keep in mind

The one thing that determines success in blogging…

Why doctors still can’t email your health record

Secure electronic transfer of medical records between practices has become an urgent national priority.

The untapped power of the patient-doctor alliance

Jen Morris: If doctors and patients can present a united front, the weight of political force will rest with us.

If you’re interested in health apps, you may find Physitrack useful

A smartphone app that allows health providers to prescribe over 1,000 clearly narrated exercise videos.

Revalidation of doctors, or how to spot the bad apples

The problem that a revalidation-style system would help solve is not defined and there is no evidence that revalidation actually works.

The rise of low cost medical tech

Low-cost open source medical technology has the potential to disrupt the healthcare IT industry.

Doctors discuss their own care on Twitter

Just when I thought I had seen it all, the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners organised its first twitter chat for GPs.

How safe is the patient safety net?

When co-payments for medications increase, more people stop their treatment

7 simple strategies to avoid e-health disasters

An insider’s look in the health IT industry, and 7 tips to avoid disappointment when implementing software.

Why doctors run late: 12 red tape challenges

Australia is not making good use of its medical workforce as doctors are drowning in red tape.

UK doctors in Australia – Why they won’t be going home any time soon

About 1,500 UK doctors move to Australia and New Zealand each year, and it seems they have good reasons not to go back.

The looming war between pharmacists and doctors

The Pharmacy Guild’s strategy will create a backlash and in the end nobody will be better off.

Health is defence – Universal care vs ‘user pays’

Universal healthcare vs a ‘user pays’ system – according to Gold Coast GP Dr Andrew Rees.

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