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Activity description

152033 - My Health Record and medico-legal concerns

RACGP - E-Health

This education activity aims to address medico-legal concerns raised by GPs and general practice teams in relation to participation in the My Health Record system, including the use of system data when making clinical decisions.

The webinar will be conducted by Dr Nathan Pinskier clinical lead for the RACGP My Health Record in general practice project and immediate Past Chair – RACGP Expert Committee – eHealth and Practice Systems, and Sophie Pennington, Partner – HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, and will provide an opportunity for audience interaction and Q&A.

These webinars are presented as part of the monthly RACGP eHealth Webinar Series. All webinars are free of charge.

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Relevance to General Practice

As of January 2019, 6862 General practices were connected to the My Health Record system, with variable use amongst individual GPs. By March 2019, every person known to Medicare or the Department of Veterans’ Affairs will have a My Health Record (if they do not already have one), unless they actively chose to opt out before 31 January 2019. Increased consumer awareness may result in increased consumer demand for GP participation in the system. However, concerns have been raised regarding medico-legal consequences for GPs participating in the system.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand the medico-legal risks and benefits of participating in My Health Record as a healthcare provider
  2. Describe the medico-legal requirements for participating in My Health Record as a healthcare provider
  3. Identify scenarios where a system such as My Health Record may have benefited a healthcare consumer
  4. Make an informed decision regarding participation in My Health Record

Domains of General Practice

D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship
D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills
  • Continuity of care promotes quality and safety

D3. Population health and the context of general practice
D4. Professional and ethical role
D5. Organisational and legal dimensions
  • Quality and safety is enhanced through the effective use of information systems

Curriculum Contextual Units

  • Other

Partnering organisations

HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Session summary


Thursday 28 March 2019
2:30pm - 3:30pm







All attendees welcome

Target Audience

GPs and practice team

For more information contact...

Phillipa Walter
T: 03 86990305