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  • Telehealth

    Technology in practice for practice managers

  • An online information session to help you incorporate telehealth processes that ensure workplace safety, patient privacy and standard of care.

    Many medical practices are embracing the benefits of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the technology can be challenging, creating the need for new practice processes that streamline telehealth services and reduce risk.

    To help your practice adapt to this method of healthcare delivery, Avant’s recent live online ‘Ask the Expert’ webinar, Telehealth: Technology in practice for practice managers, looked at how to provide telehealth safely and efficiently.

    In the one-hour session, our expert panel present case scenarios, insights from Avant research and practical risk mitigation strategies. Topics include:

    • • exploring the guidelines and advice around telehealth
    • • how telehealth is more than simply installing technology, it’s about creating processes
    • • the benefits and challenges of email and SMS, such as patient privacy and data security.
     

    For more resources on using telehealth and improving communication in your practice, visit our online Telehealth resources page.

    You can also find out how Avant practice medical indemnity insurance^ protects practices against claims and disputes, and offers risk management support. Our practice medical indemnity insurance now includes six months’ complimentary access to our practice management platform, PracticeHub when you take out a policy before 31 December 2020*.

    To find out more, call us on 1800 128 268 or speak to your local Business Development Manager.

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  • About the speakers

    Ms Carmel Brown
    Practice Manager

    Carmel is a highly accomplished practice manager with over 20 years’ experience. She currently manages a 13-doctor GP practice in Brisbane, having grown it from just three GPs. Carmel co-founded MyPracticeManual, a web-based general practice manual to help lead the transition of Australian general practice management from paper-based practices to online. This online solution is now known under Avant as PracticeHub and is in about 900 GP practices across Australia. As a leading figure in practice management, Carmel undertook the first accreditation visit of a general practice in Australia. She is a fellow of the Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) and a former long-term committee member.

    Rocky Ruperto
    Legal and Policy Officer, Avant

    In his role, Rocky advocates for changes to health-related legislation, regulation and policy with the aim of making a positive difference to the practice of medicine and the Australian healthcare system. He also provides support to doctors by developing a range of medico-legal educational content and sharing information that encourages doctors to reduce their medico-legal risk and improve patient safety and quality.

    Ruanne Brell
    Senior Solicitor – Medico-legal Advisory Service, Avant

    Ruanne is a lawyer who provides advice to members on a wide variety of medical and health law areas. Ruanne regularly presents and writes on topical medico-legal areas for internal and external organisations and publications. She has been on the editorial panel of the Australian Health Law Bulletin since 2014 and is a regular contributor. She is also the co-author of The National Disability Insurance Scheme Handbook with Bill Madden and Janine McIIwraith.

    We hope this information session helps you safely incorporate telehealth into your practice and mitigate any risks.

  • IMPORTANT: ^Practice Medical Indemnity Policy is issued by Avant Insurance Limited, ABN 82 003 707 471, AFSL 238 765. The information provided here is general advice only. You should consider the appropriateness of the advice having regard to your own objectives, financial situation and needs before deciding to purchase or continuing to hold a policy with us. For full details including the terms conditions, and exclusions that apply, please read and consider the policy wording and Product Disclosure Statement, which is available at avant.org.au or by contacting us on 1800 128 268.

    *Offer only available between 21 October 2020 and 31 December 2020 to Practices who are not current clients of MyPracticeManual Pty Ltd ACN 050 460 29 trading as PracticeHub (‘PracticeHub’) or current holders of a Practice Medical Indemnity Policy with Avant Insurance Limited (‘AIL’) ABN 82 003 707 471, AFSL 238 765 (‘Eligible Practice’). The Eligible Practice must take out a Practice Indemnity Insurance Policy with AIL by 31 December 2020 and must agree to PracticeHub’s standard terms and conditions. Eligible Practices will receive complimentary access to the PracticeHub platform for 6 months, including up to 15 users. The Eligible Practice acknowledges and agrees that in order to facilitate the Offer AIL will share the Practices contact details, which may include personal information, with PracticeHub, in accordance with the Avant Privacy Policy.