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  1. Improving Cancer Screening in the Community: HotDoc Helps 26 Clinics Book 2,175 Cancer Screening Appointments

    In 2017, Cancer Council and South Eastern Melbourne Primary Health Network (SEMPHN) used HotDoc to run a pilot project, which involved 5 medical centres sending out over 3,000 SMS recalls and…

  2. Patient Privacy: A Collaboration that Places Patients at the Centre

    Arguably, privacy has become one of the biggest issues facing our society today, particularly as our reliance on technology grows. Nowhere is this more evident than in the healthcare space,…

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    Webinar: Patient Feedback in General Practice

    This FREE webinar will provide the practice team, including nurses, GPs, practice managers and reception staff with an overview of the different types of patient feedback in general practice and…

  4. Embrace: The Smartwatch that Detects Epileptic Seizures by Monitoring Skin Conductance and Alerts Caregivers

    Natasha’s Mum had been in the shower when she heard her phone issue an alarm indicating her daughter might need help. She ran out of the shower to her daughter’s…

  5. 9 Ways to Encourage Patients to Download the HotDoc App

    Why encourage patients to download HotDoc? There are several advantages to having your patients utilising the HotDoc app. The app not only allows patients to book in with their favourite…

  6. 5 Benefits of Self Check-In Kiosks for Medical Centres

    Earlier this year, our check-in kiosks surpassed 1 million patient check-ins across Australia. This is equivalent to over 6,000 check-ins per day. As utilisation of our kiosks continues to rise…

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    Webinar: Setting Practice Goals for 2019

    This FREE webinar will provide the practice team, including nurses, GPs, practice managers and reception staff with an overview of the best ways to strategise for accreditation, prepare for changes to medicare…

  8. Tapering Off Pain Medication Safely: A Patient’s Perspective On What Opioid Withdrawal Actually Feels Like

    We talked to Travis Rieder PhD, a bioethicist who became dependent on opioids following a motorcycle accident. Travis shares what his experience with withdrawal felt like and how every doctor…

  9. Gamifying Rehabilitation: How Virtual Games Are Transforming the Lives of the Unwell and the Elderly

    It wasn’t long ago that gaming was viewed as nothing more than an exercise to kill time. To non-gamers, gamers were ‘no-hopers’ and ‘time wasters’ who lived in their parents’…

  10. Introducing ‘Place in Queue’: Neutralising the Biggest Frustration in the Waiting Room

    Overcoming the biggest frustration in the waiting room   Last year we reached out to over 1,000 patients to learn more about what they find most frustrating about the waiting…

  11. General Practice in 2018: A Summary of RACGP’s Health of the Nation Report

    In September, RACGP released their Health of the Nation 2018 report. The report showcases data collected from an online survey of 1,537 RACGP Fellows, as well as data publicly available…

  12. A 30 Second Phone Call That Can Predict Parkinson’s: A Conversation with the Man Behind the Science, Max Little

    We talked to Max Little, MIT mathematician, TED Speaker, and the man behind the science that can predict Parkinson’s from voice recordings with 99% accuracy. Andy Grove was born to…

  13. An Examination of Australia’s Mental Health in 2018: A Summary for General Practice

    If you’ve taken a glance at RACGP’s Health of the Nation 2018 report you may have been as alarmed as us to discover that mental health is Australia’s number one…

  14. How Often Do Australian Bulk Billed Patients Visit Their Doctor?

    Bulk billing has reached a historic high. According to recent government data, the Medicare bulk billing rate rose to 86% in the 2017-18 financial year, with more than 133 million…

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    Webinar: PIPs & SIPs – Last call for Diabetes and Asthma Cycle of Care Items

    This FREE webinar will provide the practice team, including nurses, GPs, practice managers and reception staff with an overview of the changes taking place May 2019 to Practice Incentive Program/Payments…

  16. My Health Record: The Pros and Cons, And FREE Resources For Medical Centres Guiding Patients With Concerns

    The opt out period for My Health Record has now been extended to January 31, 2019.  The decision to extend the deadline has drawn even greater backlash from those on…

  17. How Often Should a Bulk Billing Medical Centre Promote Additional Health Services to Patients?

    There’s a fine line when it comes to marketing a medical centre. Naturally, you want to promote your medical centre, but at the same time, you don’t want to irritate…

  18. Survey: What Over 65 Year Olds Say About Technology in Medical Centres

    It’s long been assumed that seniors are reluctant to embrace new technology. This was our perception before we went out and surveyed 887 patients over the age of 65. We…

  19. Introducing Digital ‘New Patient Registration’ Forms: Save Time, Reduce Errors, Improve the Patient Experience

    We’re excited to announce the formal release of our digital New Patient Registration forms. New Patient Registration gives HotDoc clinics access to an online version of their new patient registration…

  20. A Revolutionary New Weapon for Combating Stress: The Soldierly Smartwatch App

    We talked to the founder and CEO of Soldier.ly, which has built a revolutionary new smartwatch app focused on improving the lives of veterans and others prone to high stress.…

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