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)
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.
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