Monday, January 21, 2019
Is This An Aspect Of The #myHealthRecord That Should Concern You?
This release arrived today:
For immediate release: 21/1/2019
Hackers can CHANGE My Health Records
Don't care if anyone can see your My Health Record, but do you care if they can change it?
Everyone's My Health Record is due to be kept in a central repository able to be accessed over the internet by hundreds of thousands of health and allied health care workers.
It is impossible to guard against cyber attack with such a large number of access points, any one of which may access the whole My Health Records database.
Even if you do not care that government may see your medical records and even if you do not care that any number of hackers, or those who hire them, may see your information, should you care that hackers may just as easily CHANGE your My Health Record information, rendering it potentially dangerous to you?
How can this be avoided? Opt out before 31 January 2019. Once it's hacked, it is almost impossible to undo the damage.
eHealth Privacy Australia
Contact: Paul Power, firstname.lastname@example.org
eHealth Privacy Australia (EHPA) is a not-‐for-‐profit registered organisation that comprises a coalition of digital health professionals working to establish a useful and effective Australian eHealth system.
Company principals are Dr Juanita Fernando, FACHI PhD MA BA PG Dip HPE GradCert BusSys, Biomedical & Health Informatics researcher and
Paul Power, BSc (Hons), Computer Science, University of Melbourne, 1975,
IT professional, programmer, systems analyst, IT manager, eHealth specialist since 2000; appeared as a witness and made submissions to the Senate Inquiry into the medicare card data breach and the Senate Inquiry into the My Health Records system.
EHPA has a keen interest in ensuring that eHealth data is private and secure, ensuring the My Health Record is fit for purpose and adequately protects patient confidentiality.
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Food for thought I reckon.
Posted by Dr David G More MB PhD at Monday, January 21, 2019