OUT OF CONTROL
Unfinished business at Dept of Health
Apple says it’s healthy to be skeptical about digital health
Apple’s vice president for health, Dr. Sumbul Desai, says it's important to question what digital health solutions can do.
You have to test what tech firms claim
Biometric ID a worry but still acceptable to Australians: AIC
Chief Executive Officer
We can’t keep waiting for social media to grow up
Key safeguard in Australia’s anti-encryption legislation ‘almost meaningless’
The Australian behind Clearview AI, a facial recognition software, says it is being used here
- Clearview AI was founded by Australian Hoan Ton-That and sells facial recognition technology to police around the world
- The technology uses over 3 billion images of people taken from publicly accessible websites
- Mr Ton-That says the technology is being piloted by customers in Australia
From breaking TGA regulations to offending patients: 13 social media tips
- Images of product branding or product names, which may breach the TGA advertising code. Be careful of background signs when taking photos at events.
- Venting at, or criticising, other people. All it takes is one disgruntled acquaintance to screenshot an unprofessional or otherwise inappropriate interaction and share it publicly for your reputation to take a hit.
- Arguments with trolls. Use the abuse-reporting feature on the social media platform instead.
- Copyrighted images (including ones you find on Google). Use reliable free sources, such as Pixabay and MorgueFile.
- Offers of additional discounts on PBS medicines. It’s illegal, with significantly increased penalties for doing so.
- Product testimonials from patients. These may extend beyond the product’s stated purpose — such as a nappy rash cream that cured dandruff. Delete any unsolicited testimonials.
Unlocking data's potential in health care
Thursday, 23 January, 2020
Health Data and it’s Collection, Use, Protection and Disclosure
Google CEO eyes major opportunity in healthcare, says will protect privacy
Most potential over the next five to 10 years for using artificial intelligence.
Science fiction becoming ‘reality’ as advanced technologies start to enhance human beings
Did the ADHA just subtly reset its agenda?
CEO ADHA: Apply here
The social media pile-on taps into ancient instinct for scapegoating
By Joel Hodge
The Government Knows What Porn You Like, Now They Want To Watch You Enjoying It
Deepfakes pose challenge for US presidential elections
Message from Agency CEO, Tim Kelsey
- New My Health Record statistics were published this week, providing more accessible, granular insights into activity and use. 22.65 million Australians have a My Health Record and more than half of them now have data in their record. The use of My Health Record by healthcare providers has also increased substantially since March this year. Pharmacies are currently the biggest contributors, uploading between 4 to 5 million documents every month, with GPs not too far behind – uploading between 2 to 3 million documents every month. There has been more than 140% growth of healthcare providers sharing and collaborating on patient information, with both viewing and uploading information close to equal. Here is an article from the Australian Journal of Pharmacy.
- Path and DI connections continue across Australia resulting in increases in the number of reports uploaded. Recent connections include PathWest, the government pathology service in WA, and Melbourne Pathology, which has collection centres across the city and regional Victoria. Global Diagnostics in regional WA will announce its connection soon. At the end of November there were 505 diagnostic imaging connections, or 34% of practices, and 338 pathology laboratory connections or 77% of practices.