The Informatics Capability Maturity of Integrated Primary Care Centres in Australia

This paper on the informatics capability of primary care centres offering integrated models of care was just published online in the International Journal of Medical Informatics. (PDF)

Liaw S-T, Kearns R, Taggart J, Frank O, Lane R, Tam CWM, et al. The informatics capability maturity of integrated primary care centres in Australia. International Journal of Medical Informatics. 2017;105:89-97.

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Alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary care – Evidence and a pragmatic practice-based approach

etohscreeningevidenceThis clinical article on alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary care was published in Australian Family Physician (PDF).

Tam CWM, Knight A, Liaw S-T. Alcohol screening and brief interventions in primary care – Evidence and a pragmatic practice-based approach. Australian Family Physician 2016 10/01;45:767-70.

GP Unit authors: Michael Tam,  Andrew Knight, Siaw-Teng Liaw

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Patients’ acceptance of SNAP assessment: An exploration

SNAPvariationsThis paper looking at the variation in patient acceptance of SNAP risk factor enquiry by GPs was published in Australian Family Physician (PDF)

Tam CWM, Zwar N, Hespe C. Patients’ acceptance of SNAP assessment: An exploration. Australian family physician 2016 5/01;45:340-1.

Full results from extended analysis here: http://vitualis.com/?page_id=1148

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Ethical considerations in recruiting primary care patients to research studies

barton-afpThis paper on the ethics of recruiting primary care patients into research was published in Australian Family Physician. (PDF)

Barton C, Tam CWM, Abbott P, Liaw S. Ethical considerations in recruiting primary care patients to research studies. Australian family physician 2016;45:144-8.

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Medication and mental illness (short film)

This short film was produced and released with the launch of the “Medication and mental illness” perspectives paper by the Mental Health Commission of New South Wales on 2 December 2015.

I was interviewed and appear in the short film, and was involved in the development of the paper as a member of the Commission’s Pharmacotherapy in Mental Health Advisory Group.

Medication and mental illness – perspectives

Medication and mental illness perspectives Nov 2015This paper was launched by the Mental Health Commission of New South Wales on 2 December 2015.  It “tells the story of medication as a treatment for mental illness from the perspective of consumers, carers, families and people who work within the mental health system”.

I was involved in the development of this paper as a member of the Commission’s Pharmacotherapy in Mental Health Advisory Group.