Bp’s new Clinical Leadership Advisory Committee meets

Best Practice Software’s new Clinical Leadership Advisory Committee for 2017 ” 2019 have met at Bp’s Brisbane Business Centre today.

The Clinical Leadership Advisory Committee is made up of six key members of the Australasian medical community ” doctors, practice managers, nurses and diagnostic professionals ” to steer the clinical appropriateness of Bp software into the future.

Chief Executive Officer Dr Frank Pyefinch will continue to lead the way as Chairman, with Chief Operating Officer Mr Craig Hodges as Deputy Chair. Best Practice Software Director Mrs Lorraine Pyefinch will also continue on the Committee.

Mr Hodges says the new Clinical Leadership Advisory Committee reflects Bp’s guiding philosophy of being the medical software provider most connected with its users and one that remains developed by doctors for doctors.

Our first Clinical Leadership Advisory Committee, formed in 2015, was a great success and I’m looking forward to the opportunity of engaging with this Committee, which will guide and advise us until 2019 said Mr Hodges. We look forward to hearing their feedback on our clinical connections and the key user functions and features that will keep our software evolving into the future, Mr Hodges said.

Other members include current General Practitioner Dr Greg Wyatt, who has been an active user and beta tester of Bp software since its establishment. Dr Wyatt has been closely involved in the Divisions of GP for over 20 years in a number of roles including a board member and chair.

Alongside will be Dr Cedric Meyerowitz, who is a General Practitioner with an extensive knowledge in GP computing. Dr Meyerowitz is passionate about electronic communications between healthcare workers and hospitals, has had a long history with beta testing and is well known for doing his own IT support.

Mr Peter Wallis continues on the committee as a business Practice Manager with 10 years’ experience. Mr Wallis has been proactive in the development of technology in general practice, has a background in the NSW court system, not for profit and business sectors.

Ms Charlotte Hurn also continues on the Clinical Leadership Advisory Committee. Ms Hurn is a registered nurse who is currently the National Nursing & Clinical Governance Manager for IPN Medical Centres. Ms Hurn possesses an in-depth knowledge of general practice nursing, monitoring nursing practice and software use support for both doctors and nurses.

New members are Dr Lisa Surman and Mr Rushan Hewawasam. Dr Surman is a General Practitioner in Perth. She has been in fulltime practice since 1985, including 6 years in Brunei. Dr Surman’s interests include shared antenatal care, obstetrics, gynaecology, diving medicine, travel and skin cancer medicine. She has a special interest in the early adoption of new technology and relishes the challenge of beta testing.

Mr Hewawasam, whose background is in Accountancy, has extensive experience in Practice Management, guest lectures at Victoria University in Practice Management, is an Accreditor with GPA and visits other Clinics in Victoria to assist with and assess their accreditations.

We are delighted to have a mix of old and new members who will help guide Best Practice Software for the next 2 years Mr Hodges said.

Team Bp set to deliver LAVA SP1 training in Melbourne

Bp Premier users in and around Melbourne will have the chance to maximise the effectiveness of the new LAVA release with face-to-face training in November.

Team Bp will travel to St Kilda in Melbourne to deliver their final stint of 2017 training for the newly released LAVA Service Pack 1 from the 13th -15th of November.

Jessica White, Best Practice Manager, Sales & Customer Management said the classroom type training would give a wide range of Bp Premier users the chance to speak directly with a member of Best Practice, along with the ability to network within their state and the industry.

“Face to Face training is an ideal way for Bp Premier users to gain experience with the software, without affecting their own practice data” Jessica said. “Another advantage is they can have their questions answered on the spot from our expert trainer Mark Hodgkinson.”

“New Bp Premier users will find it extremely useful, as they get to experience all aspects of the software away from their busy practice” Jessica said. “Even longer-term users of Bp Premier have found the face-to-face sessions very useful in advancing their skills, so we could encourage them to come along as well.” Jessica said.

With 4 different topics to choose from over the three day period, registrations are currently open for Bp Premier Clinical Essentials, Bp Premier Management Essentials, Bp Premier Advanced Management and Bp Premier Dollars & Sense.

Interested Bp Premier users can Register online or call to express their interest on 1300 40 1111. To learn more about Best Practice Software training visit the dedicated website www.bpsoftware.net/learning