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Our latest edition of Connect magazine takes a closer look at professionalism and the high standards by which the medical profession is judged.We also cover the past, present and future of telehealth, address member concerns and common challenges surfaced by our telehealth survey, and advice to overcome these issues.Read the articles below or download the PDF with insights on best practice from experienced users.
Avant’s Chair Dr Beverley Rowbotham introduces Connect highlighting the weight that trust carries in the medical profession.
As a general practitioner who worked through Melbourne’s lockdown during COVID-19, Melanie shares her experience as a doctor and mother of two children during the pandemic.
The Medical Board of Australia’s new Code of Conduct came into effect on 1 October. Here are some key requirements to be aware of to help you comply with the new standards.
Having to deal with difficult patients is often inevitable. Here are some common situations and the strategies that may help you achieve the best outcome for all parties involved.
Establishing boundaries is key for any professional relationship, but lines are often blurred. Making note of how this could happen may prevent uncomfortable scenarios from occurring.
Exhaustion and stress can cause even the most meticulous doctors to potentially jeopardise their career and reputation. We highlight some key factors to look out for to avoid making poor decisions.
A misplaced sense of duty may persuade doctors to treat those close to them, even though they shouldn’t. Here’s a reminder of why a doctor-patient relationship differs greatly from personal ones.
An inclination to use a new, non-standard or experimental approach is a good reminder to provide patients with sufficient information to ensure their safety is our top priority at all times.
What happens if a notification is made against you? Ahpra has revised their approach and may now call instead of writing. Here’s what you can expect under the new process.
What’s next for telehealth? Dr Steve Hambleton, adviser to the Digital Health Agency, takes a look at how telehealth has evolved and what’s required for it to deliver the best possible outcomes.
Members have highlighted some key challenges they are facing with telehealth. We look at the issues with telehealth use from Australia’s largest telehealth survey.
Doctors have had to quickly adapt to telehealth. Early adopters and Avant experts provide tips and key points to consider in order to successfully navigate the challenges.
Data breaches are on the rise, can be devastating to your practice and may compromise your reputation. Here are some tips on how to protect your data and limit your vulnerability.
A government-funded website is being created to help consumers understand the cost of medical procedures. Is financial transparency the key to sustaining Australia’s dual healthcare system?
Are you making the most of your investments and appropriately diversifying your assets? Avant’s Doctors’ Wealth Management team shares insights on including your residential property as part of your portfolio.
Proactively reflecting on intuitive decision making through random case analysis is proving to be a great benefit in developing a quality improvement culture. Here’s a closer look at how an Avant Foundation grant is benefitting healthcare.