Govt orders review into HPOS following Medicare number breach

The federal government has commissioned a review into the Department of Human Services' Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) system following the revelation last week that Medicare numbers have been offered for sale on the internet.

HPOS has been singled out as the possible source of the breach, as it can be used by healthcare providers to search for Medicare numbers for patients who have lost or forgotten their card.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: Medicare, HPOS

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