Secret report finds bugs in new ehealth system
Mark Metherell is health correspondent
States not ready for e-Health system
- by: Karen Dearne
- From: The Australian
- July 19, 2012
Healthcare providers individual identifiers - dubbed HPI-Is - were created and assigned to all registered doctors two years ago as part of the Healthcare Identifiers service launch, which also saw unique 16-digit identifiers allocated to every Australian enrolled on the Medicare database.
Use of local hospital or state health agency identity numbers instead of a uniform national identifier will impact their use for authentication and audit purposes within the personally controlled e-health record system.