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Government refuses to combine online and telehealth DESs


Again, no details to allow practices to decide whether or not to take up these 2 DESs. As far as telehealth goes, it would be welcome if the suggestion of using it for hypothyroidism was abandoned (can anyone think of a less appropriate use of this highly expensive setup than a condition where monitoring depends on a blood test once or twice a year?) Online access is also a problem without knowing the requirements. My practice is EMIS LV: we encourage repeat prescription ordering: messages can be added- securely - but the practice doesn't know whether the patient has accessed any reply: in a practice with a high proportion of elderly patients with no interest in getting on-line, on-line appointments might disadvantage the truly needy in favour of the less needy. Accessing test results is feasible - but is there a way of knowing that the patient has bothered? Again - 2 weeks to go-live and no *useful* information to guids decisions. So much for business competence. Glad to be retiring!

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19 Mar 2013

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