In Practice: Digital health Q&A

Morgan Liotta

18/04/2024 3:51:25 PM

The RACGP is hosting a forum for GPs to learn more about digital health tools, electronic prescribing, My Health Record, and sharing patient data.

Digital health concept and stethoscope
GPs can keep up to date on all things digital health at an upcoming Q&A session.

This week’s In Practice also details upcoming CPD-approved webinars on bulk-billing incentives, family violence and lymphoedema, as well as information on 2025 academic post rounds and the GP Research Project Noticeboard.
Digital health Q&A
Webinar: Wednesday 22 May, 6.30 pm (AEST)
CPD: 1 EA hour
RACGP Expert Committee – Practice Technology and Management member, Dr David Adam, will host this Q&A discussion on digital health tools in general practice.  
Topics discussed will include:  

  • Provider Connect Australia
  • electronic prescribing
  • My Health Record
  • sharing patient data. 

After providing brief introductory information on each of the listed topics, Dr Adam will address any relevant questions from participants. Questions can be submitted in advance during the registration process or asked live during the webinar.  
This Q&A session is presented by the RACGP in collaboration with the Australian Digital Health Agency.   
Register online.
MBS bulk-billing incentives: Am I billing correctly?
Webinar: Wednesday 24 April, 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm (AEST)
CPD: 1 EA hour
On 1 November 2023, tripled Medicare bulk-billing incentive payments were introduced for selected patients and services provided in general practice. The RACGP will be hosting a webinar, presented by Louise Riley and Imogen Colton from the Department of Health and Aged Care, which will cover:

  • general eligibility for bulk-billing incentives and monitoring this for patients
  • standard bulk-billing incentives (pre-existing items)
  • tripled bulk-billing incentive item numbers by level of remoteness and eligible services
  • eligibility scenarios for the new tripled bulk-billing incentives
  • where to find further information.

Register online.
Any questions relating to bulk-billing incentives GPs would like answered during the webinar can be emailed to
Empowering Victorian GPs: Family Violence GP Education Program 
Victorian GPs can develop their skills in treating and understanding those affected by family violence through the 2024 Family Violence GP Education Program.
These free sessions are designed to build knowledge and confidence to help GPs provide the best support for patients in their community.
Participants will:

  • gain practical tools and strategies for supporting patients experiencing family violence 
  • be part of a supportive peer learning environment with fellow Victorian GPs
  • earn up to 10 CPD hours on completion.

Sessions will run throughout the year, with the next intake on 13 May. More information and registrations are available online.
Explore an academic career as part of the GP training journey 
Applications for a fully funded academic post in 2025 will open from 6 May to 15 July.    
The Australian General Practice Training (AGPT) Academic Post Program allows registrars to develop research, teaching, project management and critical evaluation skills during a 12-month, part-time training term.
During an academic post, registrars partner with a university to teach medical students and develop a research project in an area of general practice that interests them, while receiving mentoring and support from medical educators, university supervisors and the RACGP.        
For more information or to register for the pre-application webinar visit the RACGP website.
Lymphoedema education
Webinar: Thursday 2 May, 7.30–8.30 pm AEST 
The next in the instalment of the rural health webinar series, ‘Contemporary lymphoedema education in rural health’, will focus on lymphoedema management in rural practice and review contemporary approaches to assessment and access to treatment.
Register online.
GP Research Project Noticeboard
The GP Research Project Noticeboard presents surveys and research projects which GPs can get involved in.
Current projects include:

  • genotype-guided pharmacotherapy for depression
  • sensory interventions to support older adults with dementia
  • exploring the contribution to public health by GPs in Australia.
Members can also submit their research projects to the noticeboard to invite the general practice community to participate. 
Log in below to join the conversation.

bulk billing digital health family violence In Practice lymphoedema MBS items My Health Record

newsGP weekly poll Which of the below incentive amounts (paid annually) would be sufficient to encourage you to provide eight consultations and two care plans to a residential aged care patient per year?

newsGP weekly poll Which of the below incentive amounts (paid annually) would be sufficient to encourage you to provide eight consultations and two care plans to a residential aged care patient per year?



Login to comment