Wednesday, October 18, 2017
This Is A Sensible Decision You May Have Missed. A Good Idea I Believe!
This popped up last week:
By Justin Hendry on Oct 10, 2017 6:30AM
Australians that choose to opt-out of the My Health Record will do so through a standalone portal and not via the myGov online service portal, the Australian Digital Health Agency has revealed.
The e-health record operator has created the opt-out portal to remove the need to force individuals to register for a myGov account.
It was first tested during the opt-out trials in the Northern Queensland and Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Networks last year, at a time when myGov was plagued by complaints about its reliability and usability.
myGov has since undergone a $50 million overhaul by the Department of Human Service, Australian Taxation Office and the Digital Transformation Agency to address concerns about usability on mobile devices and offer simpler navigation.
A spokesperson from the ADHA told iTnews that the opt-out portal was created to “provide a direct process for people whose sole desire for interaction with government services is to opt-out, whereas myGov’s purpose is to provide simple and secure access to government online services”.
“Consumers are required to go through sign-up process in order to be authenticated every time when accessing myGov, which is a barrier for people wanting to opt-out [of a My Health Record],” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson also noted that evaluations of the standalone opt-out portal during the opt-out trial had found it to be “cost effective” and “easy to use”.
The ADHA is now planning to use the portal in the shift from opt-in to opt-out e-health records next year.
Lots more here:
Given all the leaks and breaches going on at present I would be going to the site in a flash!
Posted by Dr David G More MB PhD at Wednesday, October 18, 2017