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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.

http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sundayextra/sunday-roundtable/9768834

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

Credits

Presenter
Hugh Riminton
Producer
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?