- To: Armin Marth <arminmarth@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Re: Open Source Medical Practice Management Software
- From: Marghanita da Cruz <marghanita@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2008 09:15:29 +1100
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Organization: Ramin Communications
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Armin Marth wrote:
Hi, thank you all for your response, I've looked into all your
So I'm pretty much devoted to this topic, but I have no idea how to
get things moving. See below:
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From: richard terry <rterry@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 2:17 PM
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] Australian development of Open Source
Practice Management Software
<snip> Before reading this understand I have no animosity towards the project,
correspond on and off with Karsten and some other list members, and wish the
project well, and still help where I can with ideas/comments etc, and
hopefully will be doing some hl7 work with them in the near future..
Anything written for Australia has to have proper prescribing/drug reference,
all the necessary forms/care planning/hl7 etc, for what has become a complex
environment in GP Land.
The only decent gui/workflow that I've ever seen is Profile, but then it has
so many other problems that very few people use it, company support is
unfortunatley poor as they concentrate on Canada, though the individuals
within the company I've encountered have been very friendly and helpful
I think there have been some attempts to produce something australia, either
desktop/web based, with little success that I know of, time often being the
problem along with lack of basic team structure. Ian Hayood on the gpcg list
could enlighten you on that.
With the 'net the job is now more of integration of webserved applications than
building the functionality into a standalone system.
There should be an industry reference group (Armin, Brad or anyone else working
in the field would be well placed to lobby for one) The ATO has such groups as
they can't make changes to compliance requirements without consulting the
vendors and users, to check out the implications of the changes.
The Standards Australia is Australia's formal rep on ISO
Medicare is now quite broken and due for an overhaul.
Not sure about all the references to Legal stuff, is this record keeping for
Marghanita da Cruz
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