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Confidentiality and Treating a Mature Minor

By Eric Lowenstein on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 in General.

In Australia, a child aged 14 or sometimes even younger who has the capacity to consent to treatment can be considered to be a mature minor. In determining if a patient is a mature minor one must consider factors such as their age, understanding of, and the treatment in question. The team at Tego Insurance  … Read more

Unconventional, Complementary and Emerging Medicine

By Eric Lowenstein on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 in General.

The Medical Board of Australia has created a new draft of guidelines for emerging, complementary, and unconventional medicine practitioners.  What Medical Practitioners Need to Know “Surveys indicate that around 30% of all GPs self-identify as using some form of complementary or integrative medicine,” says AIMA president Dr Penny Caldicott. This highlights the importance for all  … Read more

The Rising Number of Royal Commissions That Can Affect Your Medical Indemnity Insurance

By Eric Lowenstein on Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 in General.

“The increasingly frequent calls for Royal Commissions in this country cannot, and should not, be dismissed as some passing fad or fashion.”  – Former High Court Justice, Kenneth Hayne. Tego Insurance believes the healthcare industry must prepare for the coming real change by monitoring the current Commissions closely and taking proactive steps. The fact is  … Read more

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

Ending the Doctor / Patient Relationship

By Eric Lowenstein on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 in General.

Whether you are a  general practitioner with GP medical indemnity insurance or a medical professional with medical professional indemnity insurance, ending a relationship with a patient can be difficult. Especially in situations when there has been a breakdown in your communication with your patient The reasons for the breakup There can be a myriad of  … Read more

Your Healthcare Workplace Matters

By Eric Lowenstein on Saturday, November 16th, 2019 in General.

Your medical indemnity insurance provider cares Whether you are a doctor, midwife or healthcare professional, your practice requires a good workplace environment. This means reducing any hazardous pressures like excessive workloads, inadequate resources and lack of tech and patient support. If you have any of these issues, they can have a significant effect on your  … Read more

The Privacy of Your Patient’s Information, Have the Rules Changed?

By Eric Lowenstein on Tuesday, November 12th, 2019 in General.

The privacy laws governing doctors and healthcare facilities in Australia have changed. At Tego Insurance, we understand it can be a struggle to keep up to speed with the ever-changing communication landscape. As a medical indemnity insurance provider, we are here to help you navigate this ever moving terrain.  Your patients are demanding more transparency  … Read more