October 2019

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RACGP eHealth webinar series

The RACGP eHealth webinar series presents monthly webinars throughout 2019 on topics pertinent to general practice. This month, the webinars are designed to assist your understanding of 'Secondary use of data in general practice'. 

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.

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.

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.

A number of session times are available. Visit the RACGP website to register. Webinars are accredited for two Category 2 RACGP QI&CPD points and are free of charge for all participants.

Webinar recordings are made available via the RACGP website at the conclusion of each month’s sessions.

The RACGP does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage that may result from reliance on, or the use of, any information contained in this newsletter.