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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

ABC Australia Talks Covers Individual Electronic Health Records

The following was broadcast last night.

Individual electronic healthcare records

Legislation is currently underway to assign all Australians a health identification number by mid this year. It's regarded as the building block to creating personal electronic health records with your private health history by 2012. E-health is supposed to provide shared access to health information by medical and allied health professionals. So will electronic health records benefit patients and make health care more efficient? Or do you worry about privacy and security risks?

Here are more details of the show.

Guests

Dr Mukesh Haikerwal

National Clinical Lead, National E-Health Transition Authority and former head of the Australian Medical Association

David Vaile

Vice-Chair, Australian Privacy Foundation

Dr Steve Hambleton

Vice-President, Federal Australian Medical Association

Robert Whitehead

Director of E-Health policies Northern Territories, Department of Health and Families

Further Information

National E-Health Transition Authority

Australian Medical Association

Australian Privacy Foundation

Health and Hospital Reforms Commission Report

eHealth NT, Shared Electronic Health Record

Public Interest Advocacy Centre

Department of Health and Ageing

Here is the link.

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/australiatalks/stories/2010/2809035.htm

Here is the direct download of the audio.

http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/rn/podcast/2010/02/ats_20100209.mp3

I have not listened yet but I am sure many will be interested.

David.

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