GP PIP Commissioning Tests - Deadline 1st August
The Department of Health and Ageing requirements for General Practitioners to qualify for Practice Incentive Payments (PIP) for secure messaging specify that by the 1st August 2013 all GP Practices with a PIP-compliant secure messaging capability must have this tested according to strict criteria laid down by NeHTA.
To quote: "Commissioning testing with Argus will take approximately 20 minutes providing you have installed the Argus 6 upgrade, applied for, and received from Medicare, the following items:…"
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Argus Connecting Care operates to deploy, install, support and develop Argus, a computer program that enables health service providers to securely exchange clinical documents between their computer systems via email.
Argus seamlessly integrates with existing clinical software and speeds up reporting processes, saving time and resources as well as encouraging co-operation between providers.
Our aim at Argus is to offer a common messaging option for all Australian healthcare providers which is equally available and affordable to anyone, whilst adhering to principles of open standards, transparency of technology, and interoperability.
21 of the 61 Medicare Locals (34%) around Australia have now committed to promoting the adoption of Argus secure clinical messaging by GPs, specialists, allied health providers, and other healthcare organisations for exchanging clinical information.
Argus has a charter to serve the Australian healthcare community by providing secure messaging facilities which maximise the efficiency of delivery of healthcare by the sharing of clinical information between providers at as low a cost as possible, as seamlessly as possible.