My Health Record

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The government agency implementing My Health Record failed to appropriately manage cybersecurity risks or complete any of its four planned privacy assessments, according to a performance review by the Australian National Audit Office, which also found emergency access to patient records was routinely misused.  While the implementation has been “largely

Switching Australia’s ehealth system, known as My Health Record, to an opt out model led to a surge in privacy complaints, the privacy watchdog revealed in its annual report on digital health.  The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner says it has now received over 60 privacy complaints and 35

Australians have just one day to opt out of the government’s controversial digital health record system, My Health Record. While the scheme has existed in some form since 2012 a contentious switch to opt out last year has placed My Health Record under considerable scrutiny. So far, in many respects

The opt-out period for My Health Record has been extended to January 31st following a vote in the Australian senate today. The e-health system’s website reportedly crashed today as Australians scrambled to opt out before the previously scheduled deadline of tomorrow. Leadership Webinar: Which-50’s 2019 Outlook and Business Transformation Drivers webinar

Health minister Greg Hunt has rejected the recommendation from a senate inquiry into My Health Record to extend the scheme’s opt-out period by another 12 months. The inquiry also called for sweeping changes to the ehealth scheme as Australians have just weeks remaining to opt out. An extension beyond the

From today Australians have 31 days to opt out of the controversial ehealth scheme, My Health Record (MHR). As the deadline approaches the chorus of criticism for MHR has not subsided and the Senate committee investigating the scheme has been granted another extension. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter

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Digital versions of NSW driver’s licenses will be underpinned by blockchain technology built by Sydney-based data security company Secure Logic. Secure Logic today launched its ‘TrustGrid’ platform, an advanced blockchain solution that delivers a secure, decentralised and immutable ledger of transactions. The platform is designed to help combat identity related crimes

It’s fair to say people have better things to do than visit government offices and fill out paper forms — in Estonia the government agrees. When Estonia became an independent nation back in 1991 and began building its information society there was no digital data being collected about it citizens.

The government has changed its controversial digital health record initiative, My Health Record, following widespread backlash over the system’s privacy and security. The changes have been criticised by the opposition for not going far enough. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter People will now have the option to have

The Australian government’s former digital boss has warned a new ehealth record system has the potential to become another government “tech wreck” and they would “probably opt out” of My Health Record because of its security model. On Monday, 20,000 Australians took their first opportunity to opt out of My