Big increase in My Health Record opt-out rate

Almost 10 per cent of eligible Australians have opted out of the My Health Record, a big increase on the three per cent reported during the initial opt-out period in September last year.

The Australian Digital Health Agency has today reported that the opt-out rate is 9.9 per cent following the end of the extended opt-out period on January 31.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: My Health Record


# SA Health staffer 2019-02-21 10:19
My understanding of the "Microsoft security patch" issue is that this was not an issue caused by Microsoft. Their change was to tighten the definition of what their software considers a valid certificate and no longer accept certificates that don't conform to the strict rules. The issue was that NASH/NEHTA/ADHA /NIO (or whoever?) were issuing certificates that weren't strictly valid. It may be convenient to blame a Microsoft patch but the problem was caused by the certificate issuer.
# Terry Hannan 2019-02-23 12:12
Interesting commentary. “As always with the My Health Record and its predecessor, it all comes down to one thing: is this record clinically useful? That remains to be seen, but the attitude of most people we have spoken to in the industry this week is, it's done now so let's get on with it.” if it is not clinicall useful then ultimately it will not be used- multiple reports on this. Also what harm will be done in the meantime? See recent report by Bates and Singh, “Twenty Years after To Err Is Human what have we achieved?”
# Simon Biber 2019-02-25 19:25
One Microsoft security patch we dealt with in 2016 that affected uploading documents to My Health Record was not to do with invalid certificates but invalid XML IDs generated by some software. The update described in MS16-035 and CVE-2016-0132 tightened the default rules for XML IDs used in creating signed XML to be valid NCName values, disallowing IDs that are UUIDs that start with a number. UUIDs being hexadecimal, about 10 of every 16 UUIDs generated would start with a number and fail to create a digital signature.

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