Wednesday, September 14, 2016
This Seems To Have Been Around For A While But I Have Missed It - Better Late Than Never.
This report appeared a few months ago:
Select Committee on Health
Sixth interim report
Big health data: Australia's big potential
Here are the recommendations:
The committee recommends that the Australian Information Commissioner, in consultation with privacy advocates, data custodians, academics and healthcare consumers, review the Privacy Guidelines for the Medicare Benefits and Pharmaceutical Benefits Programs in order to ensure that the government:
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Here is the link
It seems pretty clear there is a large push on to get access to all sorts of information that to date has not been all that easy to get hold of.
The most encouraging aspect of this is that there is an explicit recommendation to gather best practice from overseas rather than just rushing ahead. The data-sets that are the target of all this do potentially contain a lot of personally sensitive information and for that reason moving carefully and in an informed way is vital.
To me there also needs to be a disclosure regime that ensures we all get to know just who is accessing what information and why as well as a well-developed breach notification framework.
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.
Posted by Dr David More MB PhD FACHI at Wednesday, September 14, 2016