Specialists call for access to ePIP to promote My Health Record uptake

Specialist physicians are calling for incentives similar to those offered to general practices through the Practice Incentives Program eHealth payment (ePIP) to encourage more participation by specialists in the My Health Record, along with funding for the minimum interoperability standards project and the removal of the distance requirement for telehealth consultations as part of its pre-election recommendations.

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) has also called on the next government to expand chronic disease management models of care beyond GP services to long-term roles for specialists, nurses and allied health practitioners, suggesting reforms to the MBS or other financial incentives could be used to better encourage direct communications between GPs and specialists in the management of patients with chronic disease.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: RACP

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