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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.
Remember this look? matheo

NHS must think like Google to make data project work

As the UK government wrangles with the sticky problem of how to make health records useful for research without compromising privacy, it might look to how Google has evolved for inspiration. Google was…
More than 5 million Australians were victims of cybercrime in 2012 and cyber breaches are only going to get bigger and more disruptive. Jim Prosser/Flickr

Lock down cybersecurity or face another Heartbleed – or worse

The recently released Commission of Audit report recommends that the Australian government needs to become “digital by default”. The continued shift to digital service delivery is intended to reduce costs…
Tim Kelsey doesn’t want you to worry about your data. Policy Exchange

FoI reveals cynical logic that compromises NHS data privacy

It’s crunch time for the UK government’s controversial care.data scheme, which has been postponed for the second time. A new advisory panel is starting work this week to try to work out how to get this…
Digital health is a daunting task. juhansonin

Patient privacy will not be lost in a digital NHS

The government has announced an extra £1 billion is being channelled into efforts to make the NHS “paperless” by 2018. Central to this aim are plans to make patient health records digital. The goal is…
Less than 5,000 individual providers have signed up to access the health record portal despite government incentives. Shutterstock

Is the government’s missed health record target meaningful?

The government has failed to meet a self-set target of 500,000 registrations of its Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) by July 1. As at June 30, the Department of Health and Ageing…
The health of the personally-controlled electronic health records may itself be in doubt. jfcherry

Everything you need to know about Australia’s e-health records

From July 1 2012, Australians will be able to register for their own Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR). At least this was what Rosemary Huxtable, deputy secretary of the department…

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