The end of the My Health Record opt-out period is in sight. Unless the government decides otherwise, next month the vast majority of Australians will have a digital national shared health record. What’s next?
You and MHR
Pharmacists are invited to participate in a survey about My Health Record
My Health Record – it’s not over yet
Lesley Russell writes:
Senate Committee report
- An absolute prohibition on the secondary use of MHR data for commercial purposes
- Explicit consent required for secondary use of identifiable data from an individual’s MHR, such as for public health research purposes
- A prohibition on employers and insurance companies accessing MHR data
- A prohibition on access to deleted MHR data stored in backups
- Extending the ability to suspend a MHR for longer periods to protect victims of domestic violence
- Better education about the system, particularly for vulnerable users.
- That record access codes (effectively a PIN in order to gain access to each MHR) should be required as the default. An access code can be set currently but requires specific action.
- Tighter restrictions on the ability of practitioners to access a MHR in an emergency without a record access code.
- Changing current policy so that parents of children between 14 and 17 years of age and only have access to their children’s MHR if explicitly requested by the child.
- That the opt-out period be extended by 12 months, so that the issues discussed in the committee’s report can be dealt with.
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My Health Record
Higher control with MHR, says Agency
Australia’s digital health record may be controversial, but it will give people more control than similar systems internationally
Media release - International review puts Australia ahead in personal control of electronic health records
Australians reveal concerns about data security and identity protection: report
- 30 October 2018
- Written by Peter Dinham
- Identity Theft: 57% of Australians are extremely or very concerned about unauthorised access to, or misuse of, personal information
- Bank Card Fraud: 52% of Australians are similarly concerned about other people obtaining or using their credit/debit card details
- Internet Virus/Hacking: 53%of Australians are concerned about these issues
- War or Terrorism: 48% of Australians are concerned about these issues
Phishing spikes as private health continues to be most breached sector in Australia
Phishing a key source of Australian data breaches, report confirms
OAIC says 245 data breaches reported in July-Sept quarter
- 31 October 2018
- Written by Sam Varghese
Australia's data breach numbers steady at 245 in three months
Better staff training needed.
Last chance for My Health Record Q&A
Australia Struggles with Rollout of National Electronic Health Record System
Data breaches and the GDPR - the new frontier of privacy regulation in Australia
- the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme (NDB Scheme); and
- the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Oops you've had a privacy breach. Now what?
- personal information, or credit information or TFN information is subject to unauthorised access or disclosure (or lost in circumstances that are likely to result in unauthorised access or disclosure); and
- affected individuals are likely to suffer serious harm as a result of the breach; and
- no exception to notification applies.