Cyber cover for practice entity
5 Mar 2017
By 2016, cybercrime had become Australia’s number one economic crime, with cyber-attacks rising 45 per cent in the past year alone.1 Increased connectivity is a double-edged sword; as the business benefits continue to grow, so do the risks assoc ...
Be micro-ambitious
28 Feb 2017 by Dr Lewis Fry
Tim Minchin, in his graduation address to University of Western Australia, said “Be micro-ambitious. Put your head down and work with pride on whatever is in front of you… you never know where you might end up”. I think this is the privilege o ...
lessons- final-year
Lessons from a final year
28 Feb 2017 by Masad Alfayadh
MIPS member and final year student Masad loves every specialty in medicine. However, she loves children and wants a career that will have a tangible impact on the world, so she’s currently choosing between paediatrics and child psychiatry. She i ...
Mandatory reporting for healthcare practitioners
16 Feb 2017
The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 has been passed by both houses of Parliament and will soon become law. This places further obligations on healthcare practitioners to report data breaches causing ‘serious harm’ to the O ...
Scheduling changes for codeine
9 Feb 2017
As of 20 December 2016, there are new changes to codeine scheduling. The AMA has backed this “evidence based” decision where codeine is now a prescription only medication. The TGA advised many patients were taking codeine without medical superv ...
Hackers love health data
24 Jan 2017
IT and online security is essential to ensure that you, your staff, your practice and most importantly, your patients are protected from loss or theft of data and information. Inadequate IT security may lead to significant loss including practic ...
Top 10 IT security tips for healthcare practices
24 Jan 2017
All healthcare practices deal with sensitive information and almost all store information electronically. Local GP and dental practices face similar risks as other small businesses, the repercussions may be more severe given the amount of sensit ...
Prevention is better than cure
24 Jan 2017
We all know the internet has revolutionised the way in which we all operate and that includes businesses and healthcare practices. From its humble beginnings in the 1980s, today the internet is used by more than 3.5 billion people worldwide, and ...
Advice from the Coroner
5 Dec 2016
MIPS held a professional development event covering this topic. Phillip Byrne an experienced coroner headlined the event with Barrister Paul Halley and Solicitor Bronwyn Francis-Martin joining the panel.
7 good reasons to have your own indemnity
5 Dec 2016
As an employed doctor in a public hospital you are generally covered by your employer for claims arising from alleged acts or omissions by you when acting in accordance with your employment role. Many employed practitioners also obtain their own ...