News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 


Country GP tops Clinicians’ Challenge 2012

Country GP tops Clinicians’ Challenge 2012

Opotiki-based GP Dr Jo Scott-Jones is the winner of the Clinicians’ Challenge 2012, supported by Health Informatics New Zealand (HINZ), the New Zealand Health IT Cluster, and the National Health IT Board (Health IT Board).

The winner was announced last night (November 8) in Rotorua at the HINZ annual conference and exhibition.

Dr Scott Jones was one of three clinician finalists from 55 original entries in the annual challenge.
Three solution entries were also chosen to go through to the finals including one that matched his proposal. That proposed solution from Clinical Knowledge Solutions finished joint runner-up.

A first-time entrant, Dr Scott-Jones says he is delighted with his win and looks forward investigating an IT solution to his proposal.

He submitted a proposal: Improving the effective delivery of healthcare in a rural environment based on the standing orders work asking IT vendors to come up with a way to operationalise a national set of standing orders for primary care.

As part of his prize Dr Scott-Jones can travel within New Zealand or overseas to investigate an IT solution to his challenge.
He also receives HINZ membership for two years, registration and accommodations for next year’s conference and the opportunity to present at the 2013 conference.

In his proposal Dr Scott-Jones said: “In an age where electronic processes are becoming the norm, it would be useful to have an IT resource that allowed standing orders documents and protocols to become more widely available, to allow for an easy collaboration in updating, improving and developing new protocols and standing orders, and to support the educational modules that are necessary to support the extended role of nurses utilising standing orders. Also, an alignment with future moves towards extending prescribing for non-doctors clearly exists.”

Dr Scott-Jones envisioned a software programme could be embedded within the Practice Management system (PMS) or on a standalone secure website linked to the PMS. This programme could enable a standing order to be generated and edited on an online template, i.e. by selecting each element from a drop down menu. Links to associated guideline driven rules or decision support which prevents making errors and also educational modules could also be enabled alongside.

Dr Scott-Jones is chairman of the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network. He has been a rural GP for 19 years.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

2015: Elton John Plans Wellington Show

After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium, Wellington for one spectacular concert! The November 21, 2015 concert will feature iconic hits and classic album tracks from throughout his incredible five-decade career... More>>

Book Awards: Jill Trevelyan's Story Of Peter McLeavey Is Book Of The Year

The story of Wellington art dealer Peter McLeavey and his gallery has won the prestigious New Zealand Post Book of the Year 2014 in a glittering ceremony in Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: King Richard

Simon Nathan reviews 'Richard Seddon, King of God’s Own': My father grew up in Wellington during Seddon’s premiership... I can recall him standing under the Seddon statue in the grounds of parliament and telling me that Seddon had more backbone than Sid Holland and all his cabinet colleagues put together.. More>>

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Poor Economics

A review of and excerpt from Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s Child Poverty in New Zealand. Review by Marlene Ware. More>>

Head Count: Highest Population Growth Since 2003

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June 2014. This came from natural increase (births minus deaths) of 29,500 and net migration (arrivals minus departures) of 38,300. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.51 million at 30 June 2014. More>>

Fun-Enhancement: Research To Ensure Even Game For Less Skilled Players

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Health
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news