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Keeping up the pace: Regulation in a digital age
18 Feb 2021
Cybersecurity in healthcare is of increasing concern. Healthcare organisations are attractive targets for cybercrime for two main reasons: they are a rich source of highly prized personal information and its defences are comparatively weak. Digi ...
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The clinico-legal risk of administering vaccines
9 Feb 2021
Over the last decade, Australia has successfully achieved control of several vaccine preventable diseases with high routine vaccination coverage.1 There has been significant investment in the provision of cold chain guidelines and patient safety ...
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Chairman's and CEO's report
29 Nov 2020
To the Members of Medical Indemnity Protection Society Ltd (MIPS): 2019/20 was a challenging and uncertain year for MIPS, MIPS members and the entire community as the world has grappled with the impacts from the global health and economic crisi ...
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PSR orders repayment of over $21M to Medicare
23 Nov 2020
The Professional Services Review 2019-20 Annual Report iterated the seriousness of any healthcare practitioner being referred to the authority for their Medicare billing. Of the 96 cases reviewed and completed by the PSR during the year, every c ...
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Ethical negotiation of consent
23 Nov 2020
As a healthcare practitioner, you may think of your role as one in which your main accountabilities are to assess an individual’s health and to deliver appropriate care interventions.
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AHPRA Annual Report 2019-2020
19 Nov 2020
The most common types of complaints against medical and dental healthcare practitioners were regarding clinical care with the former registering 54.2% and the latter 62.0% of their respective practitioner numbers. The number of medical practitio ...
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Why should I insure my clinic
18 Nov 2020
Practice indemnity (or medical/dental malpractice insurance) should be a part of any business risk management strategy to protect what you have worked so hard to build.
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Navigating fitness to drive assessment
18 Nov 2020
The complexities of assessing an older patient’s fitness to drive coupled with laws which differ across the states and territories make this a challenging task for healthcare practitioners.
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22% of all cyber security breaches within healthcare
18 Nov 2020
Once an individual’s health information is breached it can be used for a variety of crimes from identity theft to medical fraud. An individual’s health information is valued at a significantly higher value on the dark web than a credit card numb ...
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Graduating with hope
18 Nov 2020
Graduating from medical school is a milestone worth celebrating in any year. Fellow students in this class of 2020 should be incredibly proud of their perseverance; surviving the year is a noteworthy achievement in and of itself.
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