Electronic health and telehealth

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  • Delia's picture

    Patient centered care and teleconferencing

    Patient-centered care means treating patients like any other consumer. Instead of ordering them around, like a naughty child. It means allowing people to shop on line, check prices and quality, and make the best purchase, when it suits them. I wish I had know about patient centered care when I had private cancer treatment in 2007. Instead of ending up broke and ill from sub standard private treatments, I could checked out all my options for cancer treatments, and made better choices. A new post of my blog Wikihospitals discusses the backlash from the president of the Australian Medical...Read more
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    Something to say about eHealth?

    Take part in the PCEHR Review Consultation Online Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/pcehrconsultation On 19 May 2014, the Federal Government released the Report from the Review of the PCEHR . The Review looked into concerns about progress in implementing the PCEHR system. The Review supports the ongoing operation of the PCEHR and makes several recommendations to make it work better. One of the recommendations is to change the PCEHR from an ‘opt-in’ system to an opt-out system where all Australians would have a PCEHR . The Department of Health is talking with people to get their...Read more
  • Florence's picture

    Signing up for an eHealth record

    My husband and I decided it was time for us to sign up for the Personally Controlled eHealth Record so I googled PCEHR and found my way to the eHealth registration website. It was easy for me to sign up, but the problem came when we tried to sign my husband up. We stepped through the form but hit a block when we were required to provide an email address. The system wouldn't allow us to use my email (and that's the only one we use in our household) because it had already been used on my record. So we either had to start again via phone or create an email for my husband (which he is...Read more
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    Health information online

    Next week, CHF is giving evidence to the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Cybersafety's Inquiry into Cybersafety for Senior Australians. We'll be talking about a few different issues, including the widespread availability of health information online. Do you use the internet to find health information? What do you do to make sure the information you're looking at is trustworthy and accurate? And do you discuss the information you find online with your doctor or other health professionals?...Read more
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