Doctors should be dispensing medications more often

Doctor-owned pharmacies have many advantages, including cost savings.

Amazing Australian GP Bloggers, 2014

The one and only list of Amazing Australian GP Bloggers, 2014!

Tribalism: The real enemy in healthcare

The inconvenient truth is that we’re often acting as a dysfunctional team where every member’s main goal is to finish their own little task, and where other team members are regarded as ‘the enemy’.

Hiring new staff? Don’t keep them waiting

Everything an organisation says and does during the selection procedure contributes to their brand image. A chaotic selection process where candidates are kept waiting too long sends out messages that are not doing the organisation any good.

5 business tips for doctors

Take control of your business and get the best outcome for your practice and patients.

How one GP gives his patients access to their electronic health records (interview)

Around the world there are several projects going that allow patients to get access to their records, and UK Doctor Amir Hannan is one of the trail blazers.

How to get doctors to use eHealth

There is the perception that doctors are resistant to change, such as the introduction of eHealth in their practices. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Co-payments, and why they’re not always appropriate

Although there’s nothing wrong with co-payments in general, some groups should be excluded from paying co-payments when they visit their healthcare providers. Co-payments are not always appropriate.

10 tips to stay healthy on a cruise (slideshow)

10 travel health tips to reduce the risk of becoming unwell during or after your cruise holiday

Doctors get sick too

News about scientific discoveries and new medical treatments gives us hope. Hope that one day, we may be able to live without suffering. But it also creates false expectations.

Should consumers have online access to their health records?

Online access to electronic health records will boost transparency. It will change the interaction between consumers and practitioners and may improve quality of care.

Can health consumers trust us with their private data?

“Cybercrime is a systemic risk and is potentially the next black swan event.” Advancing technology in healthcare is exciting but creates challenges at the same time.

Participatory healthcare has only just begun

Health consumers are getting smarter and better organised, using the latest digital technologies. Are health professionals keeping up?

Is the new eRx electronic prescription service beneficial to consumers?

Another eHealth initiative with issues…

Is your organisation ready for social media?

Social media is not without risks, but it can be an effective tool if used wisely.

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