AGPA calls for privacy impact assessment for PIP QI
The Australian General Practice Alliance (AGPA) has called for a privacy impact assessment to be undertaken on the government's new Practice Incentive Program Quality Improvement incentive (PIP QI) to clarify concerns it has with the use of third party data extraction software and the handling of data by primary health networks (PHNs).
It has also called for a rethink of the use of PHNs to store the data rather than a single national data repository, a national sign-on contract for general practices uploads to this repository, and competitively neutral choices regarding the upload tools available.
AGPA, which represents privately owned general practices, raised an alarm about the PIP QI two weeks ago and has been consulting with the Department of Health and the PIP advisory group (PIPAG) about its concerns.
Posted in Australian eHealth
Tags: PIP QI