10 September New guidelines for myopia management September 10, 2018 By Jasmine Harvey Announcement opthalmology, eye specialists 0 The Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) has released an online tool designed to help eyecare professionals manage patients with myopia. The ‘Guidelines for Myopia Management’ provide a framework that can be used to inform diagnostic tests and conduct risk assessments. It also suggests appropriate myopia management options, and schedules follow-up visits and tests. The head of the Myopia Program at BHVI, Professor Padmaja Sankaridurg, said the latest evidence-based knowledge had been used to develop the guidelines, and that it would assist practitioners with the various steps for assessing and treating myopic patients. Read More Related Coalition says new autism guidelines won't affect NDIS access New national guidelines for diagnosing autism announced by the federal government on Tuesday will have no impact on those with autism previously deemed eligible for funding under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the minister for social services, Paul Fletcher, has said. Revised Guidelines around the Doctor-Patient Relationship Revised guidelines on "Sexual Boundaries in the Doctor-Patient Relationship" come into effect yesterday, 12 December 2018. The guidelines are based on ‘never using your professional relationship to establish or pursue a sexual, exploitative or other inappropriate relationship with anybody under your care. This includes those close to the patient such as their carer, guardian or spouse or the parent of a child patient’. First Online Survey – Painaustralia National Action Plan The Australian Government recently announced funding for Painaustralia to develop a National Action Plan on Chronic Pain Management. The National Action Plan is a critical and overdue step towards improving quality of life for the millions of Australians who live with chronic pain (daily pain that lasts three months or longer) and reducing the burden of pain which is increasingly impacting families, communities and the economy. The Plan will set out key priority areas and measures to improve access to, and knowledge of, best practice pain management in the next three to five years. Single Touch Payroll STP is a reporting change that will require employers to report tax and super information to the ATO from their payroll software each time they pay their employees. The ATO is urging employers to determine what they need to do to get ready My Health Record – Australians to decide on a smarter and safer way to share their important healthcare information By the end of 2018, a My Health Record will be created for every Australian, unless they choose not to have one. If people choose not to have a My Health Record, they will be able to opt out of having one created for them during a three-month period, starting on Monday 16 July and ending on October 15 2018 Why consulting Dr Google first could be a good thing New research, published in the Medical Journal of Australia, has found consulting ‘Dr Google’ before presenting at the emergency department could improve interactions between patients and their treating physician. Comments are closed.