Rushed My Health Record changes still missing the point
Govt caves to Labor MHR demands
Case study: What can we learn from Australia’s My Health Record experience?
MyHealth opt-out deadline looms, privacy concerns remain
What you need to know about my health record
- What is My Health Record?
- How do you decide whether to opt out or not?
- Some factors to consider
- Security settings and privacy
- Your ability to maintain an online record
- Young people
- Domestic and family violence
- Sensitive health issues or life circumstances
- Government access to your records
- Secondary use of data
- Those most likely to benefit
- How binding is my decision?
- There is so much information about My Health Record. How can I be sure that what I’m reading is reliable?
- Making a decision
- How do I opt out?
- Further information
My Health Record's privacy chief quits, amid claims agency 'not listening'
By Ben Grubb
Greg Hunt refuses to give My Health Record update as MPs push to extend opt-out period
The opt-out period should be extended and My Health Record properly evaluated
My Health Record opt out deadline looms
Millions of Australians yet to opt out of 'My Health' record systemSunrise November 6, 2018 9:56AM
GPs warn children's privacy at risk under My Health online system
System crashes as My Health opt-out deadline nears
Amendments Strengthen The Safety And Privacy Of The My Health Record
Sydney Health Ethics considers the ‘ins and outs’ of My Health Record
By 15 November 2018, Australians with Medicare coverage will have to decide whether they want to opt out of My Health Record (MHR), an online centralized summary of personal health information. If they have not opted out before then, an electronic health record will be automatically created. Those, like me, who are enrolling in Medicare as adults or even on behalf of children, will have the chance to opt in through the medicare enrolment form. Whichever scenario applies, MHR gives us pause for thought about our health and the significance and meaning of the data it generates.
Break-in at the memory bank
- 12:00AM November 8, 2018
Pressure to extend health record opt-out
More changes to My Health Record
The government will be introducing further amendments to MHR, including protections for people fleeing domestic violence and tougher penalties for misuse
Privacy protections bolstered for My Health system
ANZ reckons people power will push My Health Record data to insurers
Reveals underwriting engine overhaul with UTS.
Insurers to be banned from accessing de-identified My Health Record data
MHR privacy to be further strengthened to prevent abuse of system
These concerns were partially addressed earlier this year with tougher privacy provisions that enabled Australians to not just opt out of the system, but also cancel their records permanently.
But concerns remained, particularly in relation to vulnerable groups such as people experiencing family violence and teenagers, who may wish to shield certain health information from abusive partners or parents. Labor and the Australian Greens called for a Senate inquiry to explore these concerns, with its recommendations provided last month.
RACGP releases new guide to improving the quality of health records
But ensuring the data GPs input into their practice software is of high quality helps to support appropriate clinical decision-making and continuity of care. And good record-keeping is a vital part of medico-legal protection, according to Dr Rob Hosking, Chair of the RACGP Expert Committee Practice Management and Technology.
‘Good record keeping is important for being able to defend yourself in a medico-legal case. Anyone who’s ever been in a medico-legal case will say, “I wish I’d written more”,’ he told newsGP.
My Health Record Changes Welcomed But Opt-Out Period Must Be Extended
My Health Record: Hunt announces review of teen privacy settings
My Health Record: Greg Hunt to strengthen penalties for misusing patient data, addressing Senate's concerns
- The penalty for misusing patient records would increase from two years to five years in jail
- The maximum fine would more than double to $315,000
- The definition of parental responsibility will also be narrowed to protect victims of domestic violence
More jail time, bigger fines for My Health Record misuse
- 12:00AM November 7, 2018
Hunt bows to pressure over MHR safeguards
Wed, Nov 7, 2018 12:39 PM
MY HEALTH RECORD RESCUE PLAN
Health Minister Greg Hunt boosts My Health Record 'misuse' penalty
clinic said it was "too risky" to operate under the My Health Record system.
My Health Record must have bipartisan support
Health Minister Greg Hunt to announce My Health Record changes
My Health Record: Technical issue crashes phone helpline just days before opt-out deadline
Region’s healthy regard for new service
Labor urges MHR opt-out extension
The My Health Record helpline has reportedly crashed, days before the end of the opt-out period
It’s not My Health Record, it’s Yours
Whose Health Record?
Quarterly Data Breach Report is in and again the numbers are up!
- human error – 37 per cent (last quarter 36 per cent)
- malicious or criminal attack – 57 per cent (last quarter 59 per cent)
- system faults – six per cent (last quarter five per cent).
- health service providers – 45 breaches
- finance – 35 breaches
- legal, accounting and management services – 34 breaches
- education – 16 breaches
- personal services (including employment, training and recruitment) – 13 breaches.