Did you know that AHPRA was reviewing its advertising guidelines AGAIN?
Did you know if people find out they are eligible for CDBS later they can ask you to alter their account so they can claim?
Why don’t you know these things? Have you been too busy actually trying to work???
In this information “heavy” world how can we be expected to keep up with everything that is going on.
Both AHPRA and the Medicare regulators have our email addresses. It would be great if they let us know and we didn’t have to chase the information. It makes me realise how much we depend on the ADA to chase up and let us know about these things. The information needs to be short; to the point and not too frequent to make us trash it as junk mail.
I found out about AHPRA via twitter and about the Medicare changes because I sourced the original information to set up my own practice system on 1st Jan. (Some people think I read tooooo much and have ‘no life’ 🙂
Where do you source information?
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Recently our practice began looking at our new patient information and medical history sheet because we are going to run out of the ones we presently use. The source that we used to buy this sheet from has drastically changed the format. (They are now asking patients twice the amount of personal private information)
We carefully and with great consideration looked at the increased amount of information that they wanted us to ask and we thought WHY?
Isn’t it easy to forget the purpose of the information we collect?
I remember this story by Anthony de Mello…
When the guru sat down to worship each evening the ashram cat would get in the way and distract the worshippers. So he ordered that the cat be tied during evening worship.
Long after the guru died the cat continued to be tied during worship. And when the cat eventually died, another cat was brought to the ashram so that it could be dully tied during evening worship.
Centuries later learned treatises were written by the guru’s disciples on the essential role of a cat in all properly conducted worship. (de Mello, 1982, Song of the Bird, p.79).
We have add our new patient and medical history sheet online so other members of Smartdentist can modify it for their own practices.