E-communication key to cutting Medicare costs, says new AMA vice-president

The rebate freeze aims to cut Medicare costs, but if the government is really looking to make savings then it needs to invest in e-communications, according to the new GP vice-president of the AMA.

Digital communication between GPs, hospitals and other health services needs to be front and centre of future conversations with government on health funding, says Victorian GP Dr Tony Bartone (pictured).  

The new AMA vice-president will push for more investment in e-communications as a way to save money in the long run, and he wants to see major improvements in