This blog is totally independent, unpaid and has only three major objectives.
The first is to inform readers of news and happenings in the e-Health domain, both here in Australia and world-wide.
The second is to provide commentary on e-Health in Australia and to foster improvement where I can.
The third is to encourage discussion of the matters raised in the blog so hopefully readers can get a balanced view of what is really happening and what successes are being achieved.
Quote Of The Year
Timeless Quotes - Sadly The Late Paul Shetler - "Its not Your Health Record it's a Government Record Of Your Health Information"
H. L. Mencken - "For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Dr Mukesh Haikerwal And Paul Madden Speak On The myHR And Privacy.
This appeared earlier today.
My Health Record: Is your private information protected?
The My Health Record is a computer based system designed to collate all of your desired health records into one place, with the aim of making it easier to share this information with your various healthcare providers.
However, concerns have been raised about the security of the system, with some arguing that 650,000 healthcare professionals now have unlimited access to people’s health records.
Wendy Harmer speaks to Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, Former AMA President about the potential pitfalls of the system.
And Paul Madden, Deputy Secretary in the Federal Department of Health, who is responsible for Digital Health issues including the My Health Record.