Changing of the guard for RACGP eHealth committee
Bacchus Marsh-based GP and long-standing eHealth interest group member Rob Hosking has taken over the chair of the RACGP's expert committee on eHealth and practice, which has been renamed as the RACGP Expert Committee – Practice Technology and Management (REC–PTM).
Dr Hosking, a former NEHTA clinical lead who has a graduate certificate in health informatics, takes over from colleague and fellow long-standing eHealth expert committee member Nathan Pinskier, who held the chair for a number of years.
The committee also has a number of new faces, including Steven Kaye, Amandeep Hansra, Glynn Kelly, Alan Leeb, Kam Wong, Penny Burns and David Adam.
Drs Hosking and Pinskier are presenting at the college's annual conference, GP18, on the Gold Coast in October on the college's role in digital health.
The REC-PTM is responsible for advising on matters of digital technology and practice management and supporting GPs by developing a range of resources covering topics relevant to these areas.
It is also responsible for providing a range of resources to help GPs better manage the day to day requirements of their practice and to support eHealth systems that improve patient care.
The college emphasises that it does not provide advice on specific products and services to members or other interested parties.
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