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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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.…

  12. Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression: A Conversation with Johann Hari, New York Times Best Selling Author

    We sat down with Johann Hari, Cambridge social scientist, and New York Times best-selling author of Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression & the Unexpected Solutions.

  13. What 81 Million ‘Crisis’ Text Messages Can Teach Us About Mental Health

    They call me gay and fat and I don’t know what to say… I feel completely invisible… I want to die or run away… I’m recovering from anorexia but I…

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    Live Event: Mastering the Top 3 Health Assessments in General Practice (6 CPD Hrs)

    We invite you to a full-day event to expand your scope of practice, consolidate your knowledge, and learn how to perform these 3 essential assessments with confidence:   75+ year…

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    Webinar: Privacy Requirements and Patient Data Compliance for General Practice

    This FREE webinar will provide the practice team, including nurses, GPs, practice managers and reception staff an overview of regulations Australian Privacy Principles and guidance on patient data compliance in…

  16. The Search for Truth on Concussions and CTE, And How Australian Doctors Can Help

    We talked to Dr. Chris Nowinski who is a neuroscientist, author of the book, Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis, and CEO of Concussion Legacy Foundation. Chris’ TED Talk, which has…

  17. A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit — 5 Times More Successful than Cognitive Therapy

    We talked to TED speaker, Dr Judson Brewer, who specialises in addiction psychiatry and neuroscience and is Director of Research in Innovation at Brown University’s Mindfulness Centre. Judson’s TED Talk, which…

  18. Placeholders: A Solution to Prevent Double Bookings

    We’re pleased to announce the arrival of placeholders for HotDoc clinics. Placeholders are a feature available to clinics using HotDoc bookings. The feature prevents booking clashes by reserving an appointment’s…

  19. 3 Ways to Find Out Where Your Patients Actually Come From

    As a tech company we’re continually trying to find out, not just why people choose to use us, but also how they first came to find out about us. Even as…

  20. HotDoc Partners with the Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM)

    We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with the Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) — Australia’s largest professional body for healthcare practice management. The partnership aims to combine the…

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