Author Archives: Edwin Kruys

Mandatory reporting of health professionals: 4 options

The Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council has come up with several new options.

Health of the Nation: good and bad news according to Australia’s GPs 

Mental health is today’s biggest health problem.

Bizarre research article about parental confidence in GPs gets a mention in ABC’s Media Watch

Media Watch sets the record straight: Parents #trustaGP

Why your GP doesn’t have a Facebook sharing attitude

Insurers should never have access to patient health records.

New study shows high parental confidence in GPs, but researchers draw bizarre conclusions

This style of reporting research findings is not helpful.

A new hope for the My Health Record?

There may be hope for Australia’s digital health record.

Promising breakthrough: dramatic miracle cure offers hope to victims

Life-changing breakthroughs in primary care do not attract much media attention.

Disruption by the after-hours industry and why you should care

It’s time to use our Medicare dollars wisely.

A victory for common sense (and patient care)

I’m pleased to see that a pathology corporate seems to follow ethical principles.

Time for real-time prescription monitoring

More people die from prescription drug overdose than traffic accidents.

Blood tests at the chemist is like getting your car serviced at the lawn mower shop

Nothing wrong with the lawn mower shop but it just isn’t the right place.

Giving effective feedback in the digital age: 10 do’s and don’ts

An honest, well-formulated feedback message can be very powerful.

No new governance model for GPs yet – Just what the doctor ordered?

In the end members have decided and that needs to be respected.

For the Doers of Deeds

The credit belongs to the person in the arena.

Talking governance: Getting rid of the disconnect

New RACGP governance Model offers a solution for the perceived ‘disconnect’.

Talking Governance: Why board diversity is important for success

A mindset shift is required to create more diversity on boards

The doctor will see you… never. Issues with online referral services.

A new telehealth referral service raises many serious questions.

10 podcasts for GPs (and their patients)

This is my personal & favourite top 10!

Doctors vs corporates: who’s winning?

The medical profession is often up against lobbyists representing big commercial interests.

The rise and fall of the medical expert

Expert advice seems to be taking a backseat while populism is gaining momentum.