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Everyone was up in arms about a lack of privacy with My Health Records, but the privacy is the same for other types of patient data. from www.shutterstock.com

If privacy is increasing for My Health Record data, it should apply to all medical records

New laws mean My Health Record data is more protected than other patient data. Privacy policies should be the same across the board.
Health information is an attractive target for offenders. Tammy54/Shutterstock

What could a My Health Record data breach look like?

Concerns about the scheme have prompted some Australians – including Liberal MP Tim Wilson and former Queensland premier Campbell Newman – to opt out.
The opt-out period for My Health Record runs from July 16 until October 15. Shutterstock

My Health Record: the case for opting out

Unless you take action to remove yourself before October 15, the federal government will make a digital copy of your medical record, store it centrally, and give numerous people access to it.
Health Minister Sussan Ley wants people to be able to access their medical data using an app. Lukas Coch/AAP Image

App technology can fix the e-health system if done right

Although there are significant challenges to making data within My Health Record useful in the management of a person’s health, the move to make it more open is positive.

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