The Learn Section

About Us

The TCMCR’s founder

Dr Michael Popplewell, the visionary behind the TCMCR, brings a wealth of expertise and experience to our platform.With over 25 years successful practice as an Oriental Medicine practitioner, he is at the forefront of this field. Driven by his passion for advancing the profession, Michael has made significant contributions as an educator and leader. 

Having lectured at UTS from 2015-22 in practice management and served as a director of AACMA from 2019-2021, Michael has contributed to the TCM profession in a number of significant ways. His academic achievements include a Masters in Bioelectric Engineering and a groundbreaking PhD focused on enhancing TCM diagnostic reliability. His extensive research, presented in a series of three influential papers, has shed new light on this crucial aspect and garnered recognition at prestigious national and international conferences. 

Notably, Michael’s work stands out as the first to investigate diagnostic reliability in open populations across different modalities. 

The strategies developed through his PhD are paramount in ensuring the integrity of diagnostic data accumulated in the TCMCR. With Michael’s expertise driving the quality of our platform, you can trust that the insights and conclusions drawn from the TCMCR’s data will be robust and reliable.

 

 

The programming team

Under the expert leadership of Venkatesh Kanchan, the programming team at Broadweb plays a pivotal role as the technology provider for the TCMCR. With a sterling reputation as a top-notch provider of programming and marketing services in Australia, Broadweb brings invaluable expertise and support to our platform. We are privileged to have their partnership and proud to collaborate with them in delivering the best possible experiences for our users.

Data Security

Introduction

Ensuring the utmost security of healthcare data is of paramount importance to us. We understand the importance of data protection and have implemented robust measures to address any security concerns you may have. At the TCMCR, we uphold the highest standards of security and compliance across multiple jurisdictions, benefitting all our customers worldwide.

GDPR Compliance

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a robust data protection regulation that encompasses the privacy rights of all citizens in the UK and EU.

By adhering to GDPR standards, the TCMCR has implemented a comprehensive set of measures to safeguard the privacy and security of personal data. These measures include advanced encryption protocols, strict access controls, regular audits and ongoing monitoring to mitigate any potential risks.

As a user of the TCMCR, you can trust that your personal data is handled with the utmost care and in compliance with the highest data protection standards set forth by GDPR. We are committed to maintaining your privacy and confidentiality throughout your usage of the TCMCR platform. 

HIPAA Compliance

HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is a US law that sets forth stringent e privacy and security standards to safeguard medical information within the United States.

The TCMCR strictly adheres to HIPAA regulations, demonstrating our commitment to  preserving the privacy, confidentiality, integrity, and accessibility of protected health information.

APA Compliance

The Privacy Act 1988 serves as  Australia’s comprehensive data protection, designed to safeguard individuals’ privacy rights. It is guided by the Australian Privacy Principles (‘APP’) outlined in the guidelines issued by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

The TCMCR is fully compliant with the APPs, demonstrating our commitment to preserving the privacy of personal information belonging to Australian citizens. We have implemented robust measures to ensure the highest level of privacy protection throughout our platform.

Australian Cyber Security Centre Partner

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is the lead agency for cybersecurity in Australia. As a proud partner of the ACSC, the TCMCR has unparalleled access to cutting-edge cybersecurity threat intelligence and expert advice. Our commitment to cybersecurity is unwavering, and through this partnership, we stay at the forefront of the ever-evolving threat landscape, ensuring the highest level of protection against cyber attacks.

2 Factor Authentication

We take data security very seriously and have implemented a dual authentication security system which must be used each time you log into the program.

When you go to the Login Page, you must enter your username or email as below:

You next enter Login and you will be required to enter your password.

Once you do, you will receive a six digit code via your email. You must enter this and your password (your password can be memorised by your computer’s operating system).

The TCMCR is a Social Enterprise

What is a Social Enterprise?

A Social Enterprise is a purpose-driven business that combines financial success with a commitment to creating positive social impact. Unlike traditional businesses, a social enterprise prioritises the common good alongside shareholder profits. It embraces a holistic approach to its objectives and actively supports other worthwhile initiatives. 

This commitment to social responsibility is reflected in its articles of association, demonstrating its dedication to making a meaningful difference in the world.

To learn more about the Social Traders organisation, with whom the TCMCR is accredited as a social enterprise, just click here.

We are also accredited with the international organisation Goodmarket Global, and our profile there can be viewed here.

How Does the TCMCR Qualify as a Social Enterprise?

The TCMCR qualifies as a Social Enterprise through its dual approach to creating positive impact. Firstly, its primary objective is to enhance TCM clinical outcomes and secondly by donating some of its profits to worthy causes.

By facilitating the use of evidence-based practices to improve clinical outcomes, the TCMCR aims to alleviate suffering and improve treatments for individuals worldwide.

The TCMCR also demonstrates its commitment to social responsibility by donating 50% of its profits to Evidence Based Acupuncture (EBA), a not-for-profit organisation. EBA plays a vital role in curating and disseminating high-quality TCM research, benefiting the profession as a whole.

In these two ways, the TCMCR actively contributes to the advancement and accessibility of evidence-based TCM practices, ensuring a positive impact on the well-being of patients and practitioners alike.