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Technology Based Medical Practice What You Need to Know

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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?

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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


When Patients Refuse Treatment

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As Medical Indemnity Insurance Providers, the experts at Tego are well aware of the many issues GP’s face. This includes patients refusing more testing under advice from the doctor. Let’s be clear, a competent patient is within their rights to refuse treatment. It is however important that you have fully informed the patient of  the  … Read more