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Checks and cheques : implementing a population health and recall system to improve coverage of patients with diabetes in a rural general practice

Dunbar, A. P., Johnston, J., Franklin, L., Nolan, M. and Dunbar, James 2003, Checks and cheques : implementing a population health and recall system to improve coverage of patients with diabetes in a rural general practice, in HIC 2003 : proceedings, Health Informatics Society of Australia, Brunswick, Vic., pp. 1-5.

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Title Checks and cheques : implementing a population health and recall system to improve coverage of patients with diabetes in a rural general practice
Author(s) Dunbar, A. P.
Johnston, J.
Franklin, L.
Nolan, M.
Dunbar, James
Conference name National Health Informatics Conference (11th : 2003 : Darling Harbour, Sydney, N.S.W.)
Conference location Darling Harbour, Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 10 - 12 August 2003
Title of proceedings HIC 2003 : proceedings
Editor(s) Coiera, Enrico
Simpson, Carmel
Publication date 2003
Conference series Health Informatics Conference
Start page 1
End page 5
Publisher Health Informatics Society of Australia
Place of publication Brunswick, Vic.
Summary Identification of all diabetic patients in the population is essential if diabetic care is to be effective in achieving the targets of the St Vincent Declaration.1 The challenge therefore is to establish population based monitoring and control systems by means of state of the art technology in order to achieve quality assurance in the provision of care for patients with diabetes. 2,3 Disease management receives extensive international support as the most appropriate approach to organising and delivering healthcare for chronic conditions like diabetes.4 This approach is achieved through a combination of guidelines for practice, patient education, consultations and follow up using a planned team approach and a strong focus on continuous quality improvement using information technology. 5,6 The current software (Medical Director) could not easily meet these requirements which led us to adopt a trial of Ferret. In designing this project we used change management7 and the plan, do, study, act cycle8 illustrated in Diagram 1.
Notes Also Titled: RACGP 12CC Applying socio-technical practices and principles Beyond the box : making IT work for GP's and patients

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ISBN 0975101307
9780975101308
Language eng
Field of Research 111711 Health Information Systems (incl Surveillance)
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2003, HISA
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30009615

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