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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Australian Indigenous ClinicalInfoNet

The Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon Warren Snowden MP, has launched the Australian Indigenous ClinicalInfoNet - an innovative web resource designed to assist primary health care workers in the prevention and management of chronic disease among Indigenous people.

The ClinicalInfoNet will enable doctors, nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers to access quality-assured materials for the prevention, identification and management of five key chronic conditions - cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer.

Health practitioners will now be able to freely access evidenced-based clinical guidelines, tools and patient education resources during patient consultations. Previously, these materials were quite difficult to access from different websites, or were only available in hard-copy forms. The ClinicalInfoNet can be accessed via the Internet or through the PrimaryCare Sidebar, currently available with patient management software Medical Director, and Best Practice.

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