RACGP repeats calls for My Health Record incentive as consumer packs roll out

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has repeated its call for an incentive to be paid to individual GPs for participation in the My Health Record, maintaining its opposition to the practice-based ePIP incentive structure and the upload targets for shared health summaries to qualify.

The college has issued a position statement on the My Health Record this week, as consumer marketing collateral begins arriving to assist general practices with questions they are likely to get from patients about opting out of the scheme. Consumers will be able to opt out online or over the phone from July 16.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: RACGP, My Health Record


+4 # Troy Bailey 2018-07-06 08:50
RACGP “Incentives should be service-based, paid to the individual healthcare provider responsible for upload, and support the upload of accurate, high-quality data,”. I am a strong supporter of the college, however the requirement for accurate, high-quality data should be the daily responsibility of every health practitioner involved in the care on their patient. Can we penalise practitioners when they record inaccurate and low-quality data that slows the recover of their patient? or when a practitioner or organisation does not make their treatment reports easily accessible by external practitioners?

As for paying GPs to upload, yes this is currently being done at the rate of $12,500 per quarter for 5 uploads per GP. There was certainly a cause for complaint when the systems did not support the efficient transfer of information but software vendors have now come to the party and provided what practitioners want. Lets not complain when asked to do our job.

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