The following was broadcast last night.
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.
Dr Mukesh Haikerwal
National Clinical Lead, National E-Health Transition Authority and former head of the Australian Medical Association
Vice-Chair, Australian Privacy Foundation
Dr Steve Hambleton
Vice-President, Federal Australian Medical Association
Director of E-Health policies Northern Territories, Department of Health and Families
Here is the link.
Here is the direct download of the audio.
I have not listened yet but I am sure many will be interested.