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The CHIME-GP Study (Clinical and Healthcare Improvement through My Health Record usage and Education in General Practice).

Background Information

Welcome to the CHIME-GP Study (Clinical and Healthcare Improvement through My Health Record usage and Education in General Practice). Below is some background information about the study, along with links to participant information and consent forms.

This research is being funded by the Australian Digital Health Agency (ADHA). ADHA has contracted Medcast Pty Ltd to deliver the educational intervention to GPs. Medcast has subcontracted the University of Wollongong (UOW) to conduct an evaluation of the intervention.

The main purpose of this research study is to see if GPs can use My Health Record (MHR) effectively to improve how they care for patients. As part of the study, the doctors will receive online training on improving the way they order tests and prescribe medications.

The study will have 3 arms. When GP participants sign up, researchers will randomly allocate GPs into one of the following arms:

  • Rational prescribing
  • Pathology
  • Diagnostic Imaging

Information Sheets

For details regarding your participation in this study, please review the information sheets via the links below.

Consent Forms

To enrol in the study, you or your practice manager need to complete and return both of the following consent forms. Please return completed forms to the UOW research team per the instructions provided on the forms.

Enquiries

If you have any queries relating to consent forms and ethics, please contact the UOW research team – Alyssa Horgan [email protected]

If you have any queries relating to the educational intervention, please contact the Medcast team at [email protected]

CHIME-GP is a CPD Accredited Activity* (formerly 40 category 1 points) and recognises your time with a $200 (ex GST) payment.

The education will be accredited with RACGP and ACRRM for CPD points. Participants who complete the study will be awarded 40 Accredited CPD points (Cat 1, pending RACGP accreditation) and ACRRM equivalent, for completing the Quality Improvement for the clinical audit, and 8 CPD points (Cat 2 and ACRRM equivalent) for participation in the learning activities.

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