The proposed reforms provide a framework for delivering:
- longitudinal care,
- integrated and well-coordinated patient care through GP-led multidisciplinary health care teams,
- data-driven quality care initiatives to improve patient outcomes,
- greater use of technology to enhance patient access to care and their engagement, and
- a well-distributed and satisfied workforce.
The AMA in its response has also highlighted:
- the need for fit for purpose clinical software and digital platforms;
- support for linking telehealth, health assessments and chronic disease management items to care provided by the patient's nominated GP;
- the need for PIPs and SIPs to support the implementation and use of digital technologies
- the potential unintended consequences of outcome measures and the need to guard against these; and
- that extra support is required for the Workforce Incentive Program as part of efforts to build multidisciplinary teams in general practice.