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Activity description

160150 - Secondary use of general practice data

RACGP - Practice Technology and Management

These webinars are designed to provide decision-making support to assist GPs and practice teams in deciding whether it is appropriate to release de-identified healthcare data at the request of an external organisation.

Relevance to General Practice

In health care, the primary source of data is through clinical care delivery to patients. When this data is used outside of the general practice setting, for purposes other than which it was originally collected, it is referred to as 'secondary use of data'. Secondary use of data includes activities such as research, quality and safety measurement, provider certification or accreditation and marketing.

General practice data has become a highly valued commodity and practices need to think carefully about the worth of their data and the intended purpose of the secondary use.

Learning outcomes

  1. Describe the value of general practice data for secondary-use
  2. Describe necessary considerations when responding to a request for practice data
  3. Discuss the privacy obligations when providing patient data
  4. Describe the importance of de-identifying patient data
  5. Respond to requests for their general practice data

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Relevant data is clearly documented, securely stored and appropriately shared for quality improvement

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Other

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Session summary


Thursday 31 October 2019
8:30pm - 9:30pm







All attendees welcome

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

Phillipa Walter
T: 0386990305