HIC 2018: Health information peak bodies get behind My Health Record opt-out

Australia's three peak digital health and health information organisations have come out in support of sharing information through the My Health Record and the government’s decision to make it an opt-out system.

As debate continues on the privacy provisions of the legislation underpinning the system in the three-month opt-out period, the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA), the Australasian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) and the Health Information Management Australia Association (HIMAA) have issued a joint statement in support of the MyHR, saying the sharing of patient information is in everyone’s interest and the conversation should be about how to ensure better patient care.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: HISA, HIMAA, ACHI, HIC 2018

Comments  

# Ivor Jones 2018-08-01 09:17
Wow - “defence-grade information architecture” – now there's a ringing phrase to cut through the security/privac y debate fog – maybe your criticisms of the poor marketing have hit home? Which would be no bad thing.
+2 # QLD Health staffer 2018-08-01 13:28
Defence-grade information architecture. Would that be *this* defence?

https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/hacking/top-secret-information-about-australias-military-hacked/news-story/29473196c30cb4b36b4e45a289822ab7

I'm rather glad I let my HISA membership lapse given this support.

Healthcare should be a right and thankfully it is in Australia. Control of your personal information by default should be your right, and opt out removes that default. The benefits of shared information shouldn't override a personal choice and no, putting people in by default and only letting them opt out if they are aware and know how, is not an actual choice.

An electronic health record is a great idea but the implementation and process wrapped around this one is botched badly.

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