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Sunday, February 03, 2019

AusHealthIT Poll Number 460 – Results – 3rd February, 2019.

Here are the results of the poll.

Did The ADHA Outsmart Itself With The Switch To Opt-out By Not Being Thoughtful, Communicative, Open And Transparent And Thus Causing A Political / Public Backlash?

Yes 97% (140)

No 3% (4)

I Have No Idea 1% (1)

Total votes: 145

What an clear-cut poll. Most see the ADHA as being too sneaky and cunning, and so have been seen through by the public. The outcome is more public concern etc.

Any insights on the poll welcome as a comment, as usual.

A more than reasonable turnout of votes!

It must have been an easy question as only 1/145 readers were not sure what the appropriate answer was.

Again, many, many thanks to all those that voted!



Anonymous said...

If the government thinks the heat is going to die down now the optout period has closed, they are in for an unpleasant surprise. Just wait until people realise just how invasive and useless the thing is. Instead of dire predictions, we'll get real stories of real stuff ups. Greg Hunt's claims will disappear like the smoke and mirrors they are.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that Greg Hunt Minister for MHR conscription did not even tweet the end of the opt out period. Such a signature policy one would expect a well done Tim Kelsey you have my full support.

Anonymous said...

Either it is a topic Greg Hunt has been told to distance himself from leading up to the election (perhaps due to opt out numbers being so high), or he himself is less than happy with Tim, Ronan and Bettina.

Bernard Robertson-Dunn said...

Greg Hunt probably knows better than others what the ANAO review really means. He also hopes:

He also knows that after the election he will move on from Health, either to another portfolio or to the backbench.

He'll keep his mouth shut as much as possible and present as small a target as possible. hoping that the brown stuff doesn't hit the fan until is well shot of the whole sorry mess he knows is going to happen.

IMHO, both parties are now fully aware that there is no upside to myhr. The only question is how to minimise the risk and/or damage it can do.

Anonymous said...

Greg Hunt on the back benches? Sanity would suggest he will loose his seat along with Dutton, Abbot and a number of other trouble makers. That said LNP will be desperate to hold on that they face a dilemma - let them lose their seat and be shoot of them, or publicly support their reelection and not only be stuck with them, potentially make them more dangerous and piss the electorate as a whole of more than they have (if that is possible)

MyHR will become like M.A.S.H, no one ever purposely views it, you never know what channels it is on but it always seems to be there repeating year on year and nobody knows why or how to kill it off.

Dr Ian Colclough said...

I think all 4 comments are right on the mark. Now that the opt-out deadline has passed the number of people who have opted-out is the new baseline which needs to be made public.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know when the records will be created? I heard it was going to be this weekend.

Bernard Robertson-Dunn said...

"Creation of new records"

"Records will be created within 30 days for every eligible Australian who wants one. Once created, you’ll be able to log in to your My Health Record through your myGov account and start managing your information and preferences."

This is what ADHA says about the contents

"Past and sensitive clinical information"

"Will my past medical history be in my record?

Your previous medical history such as older test results and medical reports will not be in your new My Health Record.

When your new My Health Record is activated, when you or your doctor or pharmacist access it for the first time, there may be little or no information in it.

There may be around two years’ worth of Medicare/PBS claims history from your doctor’s visits and medicines a pharmacist has dispensed for you.

If you want details of your medical history to be added to your My Health Record, ask your GP to add a summary next time you see them."

This is what they say will happen if you do nothing i.e do not use myGov to access your record.

"If you don’t set up online access"

"If you choose not to set up online access, your record will still be active and available for healthcare professionals and Medicare to upload documents. Healthcare professionals will also be able to view those documents.

Not having online access will mean:

you cannot access or manage someone else’s record
you cannot update your profile or enter information to your own record, such as allergies or medications you are taking.

You will also not be able to do the following yourself, but you can contact the Help line and ask for help to:

change preferences
hide documents you don’t want people to see
see which healthcare organisations or professionals have accessed your record.

To access your record online (or someone else’s where you are a representative) you need a myGov account that is linked to the My Health Record System."