‘Unacceptable risks’: GPs raise concerns over tomorrow’s major PIP revamp

They warn that the privacy of patient data extracted from practice software may be at risk
Geir O'Rourke
Dr Mukesh Haikerwal
Dr Mukesh Haikerwal.

A group of GPs have written an open letter urging caution on tomorrow’s multimillion-dollar revamp of the Practice Incentives Program, claiming there are not enough safeguards for patient data.

From 1 August, practices will be able to sign up to the PIP quality improvement (QI) incentive, which pays GP clinics to collect patient data and send it to primary health networks.