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Proactive Measures to Take When Running a Medical Practice

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Running a medical practice in today’s digitally connected world, comes with increasing and evolving cyber risks. The sensitivity and volume of medical data stored and information accessed entirely digitally, has been leaving practices vulnerable to hackers and cyber criminals. The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC) Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme 12-month Insights Report, revealed  … Read more


New Collaboration Between AHPRA and Aged Care Commission

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Healthcare practitioners who care for the eldely should be aware of the new joint venture between Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission (the Commission) in July of this year. Tego Insurance wants you to know about the statutory mandates that are now in place when caring for  … Read more


Mediation Is The Key In Medical Negligence Cases

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For over 30 years in Australia, medical negligence claims have been rising dramatically. The new medicines and new technology issues have increased the complexities in healthcare. That is why almost every claim of medical negligence is referred to mediation, by court order or consent. The experts at Tego Insurance, providers of medical indemnity insurance and  … Read more


Is Telemedicine Legal?

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Health Care Complaints Commission v Goyer- 2019 At Tego Insurance, we want you to know the latest in terms of consulting patients by phone.  As experts in Medical indemnity insurance Australia and Medical indemnity insurance costs, we want you to be up to date on the latest issues surrounding healthcare and communication. The Story In  … Read more


In 2020, New Opioid Regulatory Measures Are Coming

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2020 has brought in new opioid regulatory measures in Australia to support clinically sound and appropriate opioid prescribing practices.  Issues around prescription opioid use and misuse in Australia  “The Therapeutic Goods Administration’s (TGA’s) new opioid measures include smaller pack sizes to be registered from January 2020 and available once medicine sponsors can bring them to  … Read more


Confidentiality In Healthcare

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It is common knowledge with all health practitioners that they must evoke complete trust with their patients, if they want an effective therapeutic relationship with their patients. The Medical Board of Australia’s Good Medical Practice: The Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia states: “Patients have a right to expect that doctors and their staff  … Read more


Communication Is Everything

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In the CRICO’s Malpractice Risks in Communication Failures Benchmarking Report, poor communication is cited as a major factor in malpractice cases (30%).  This includes communication between healthcare providers, as well as providers and patients. Lack of documentation is common between providers, due to insufficient, inaccurate, illegible or delayed recording of clinical findings. Information is the  … Read more


Patient Health Information and the Cloud

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Do you know what the cloud is? Are you wondering if this online storage solution can help store your patients health information? Traditionally, health information has been stored on a doctor’s local hard drive or in a paper file. But times have changed. At Tego Insurance (providers of Medical Indemnity Insurance and Medical Practice Insurance),  … Read more


What You Need to Know About Consent for Minors

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As an Australian medical indemnity insurance provider, we want you to know when you need consent from a parent when treating children. It can be a bit tricky and is definitely an important legal issue to be aware of. In Australia, generally, a minor (less than 18 years) requires consent from a parent or guardian  … Read more


New Treatments for Epilepsy

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What you need to know In Australia, children who suffer from severe epileptic seizures now have access to a more effective treatment. The results of testing thus far could mean that the number of patients that are being seen in intensive care is about to halve.  As medical indemnity insurance experts, we want you to  … Read more