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ADHA pulls brakes on eScripts

The national rollout of eScripts has experienced a false start, with the Australian Digital Health Agency asking GP software companies to remove the electronic prescribing functionality that was only launched in late July.

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E-scripts up and running by end of the month

Broad use of e-scripts will be available for GPs in all states and territories except Queensland by the end of next week.

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Is COVIDSafe distracting patients from evidence-based solutions?

After three months of the Morrison government touting the COVIDSafe app as a “sunscreen” for the coronavirus pandemic, some GPs say they still wouldn’t waste their breath recommending it to patients.

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Telehealth restrictions will limit reach of pop-up providers

Individuals who want to access to bulk-billed telehealth will now have to do so with their regular GP or practice, says the Department of Health.

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Hey Siri, does my child have asthma?

A smartphone app that analyses the sound of coughs is proving to be a successful diagnostic tool in the assessment of paediatric respiratory conditions, researchers say.

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TMR podcast: Follow your patients on social media?

The Medical Republic brings you the highlights from the Wild Health Summit, including how we might efficiently streamline the transition of our healthcare system from acute care to chronic care.

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How GPs can avoid becoming a Telstra shop

GPs know there are potential benefits of recommending smartphone apps to patients but need professional guidance to avoid their consult feeling like a “Telstra shop,” a study says.

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