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Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Roundtable: All Australians to receive an online "My Health Record": what are the benefits and risks? - Radio National

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The Roundtable: All Australians to receive an online "My Health Record": what are the benefits and risks?

Sunday 20 May 2018 9:30AM (view full episode)
Unless you opt-out by October, later this year every Australian will receive a digital "My Heath Record" – a medical history which, in theory, would include allergies to medications, operations, and information about your mental health maybe.
While it sounds like a good idea, there are concerns about the widespread sharing of delicate health information with government and a wide community of health professionals, and there is the ever-present risk of hacking.
Doctors have concerns about an increased workload and the legal implications of missing something on a patient's record.
The Royal College of Australian General Practioners, Dr Nathan Pinskier, says the records aren't a clinical tool for doctors but “a memory for patients”, begging the question why do we really need them at all?
We examine the risks and benefits.


Supporting Information

Dr Nathan Pinskier - Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Chair, eHealth & Practice Systems
Dr Linc Thurect  - Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA), Senior Research Director
Dr Katharine Kemp - data privacy specialist, University of New South Wales and member of the Australian Privacy Foundation


Hugh Riminton
Skye Docherty 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing David that was most interesting. I came away convinced this has not been properly implemented where all stakeholders have a consensus. It seemed clear the listeners ( a majority probably not readers of this blog) where far from informed or in support

What happened to Tim?