December 2019

Technology Based Medical Practice What You Need to Know

By Eric Lowenstein on Thursday, December 26th, 2019 in General.

We all know that the internet is significantly changing the delivery of health care in Australia. Some healthcare practitioners can now Face-time patients, view patient data through secure online services and conduct various health assessments virtually. While the benefits of virtual care are obvious (convenience, accessibility, on-demand services and reduced wait-times), it is not without  … Read more

Social Media and Patient Consent Parameters

By Eric Lowenstein on Thursday, December 19th, 2019 in General.

What you need to know to keep your practice and patients protected Whether you are a healthcare facility, solo doctor or nurse, your medical practice should have a policy in place for electronic communication with patients. This ensures that your staff is being consistent and protected.  Tego Insurance specialises in medical indemnity insurance in Australia,  … Read more

Being a Medical Professional can be Isolating

By Eric Lowenstein on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 in General.

Tego Insurance is here to help! As a medical indemnity insurance provider, we understand many medical professionals work in isolated settings. Doctors can especially feel professionally and personally isolated in their work environment. Their solitude often comes from not having easy access to peer or collegiate support. The Risks of Isolation  Below are some areas  … Read more

Is Healthcare Software a Medical Device?

By Eric Lowenstein on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 in General.

With the increased prevalence of software aimed at improving day to day health, diagnosing illnesses and treating medical conditions, there has been a recent focus on developing regulations to address new types of medical devices. When is software a medical device?  In Australia the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) regulates health related software that is a  … Read more