Published Articles

AMA 'monumentally' wrong to back My Health Record: Professor Kerryn Phelps

The AMA and RACGP’s public support for My Health Record has been a monumentally bad idea, says former AMA president Dr Kerryn Phelps
09 August 2018

Hunt backs down over My Health Record's patient privacy

Police and government agencies will no longer be able to access a patient's clinical information in My Health Record without a warrant, the Minister for Health has promised
01 August 2018

TGA eyes tougher regulation for smartphone health apps

Smartphone apps that offer therapeutic advice, such as insulin dosage calculations, will be assessed by the TGA for safety under a new proposal to protect patients
31 July 2018

Off the record: My Health Record report disappears after department's complaint

It would have been ironic had the Parliamentary Library report on My Health Record fallen victim to a computer glitch, but its disappearance from the internet seems to be more a battle over 'fake news'
27 July 2018

GPs demand review of My Health Record privacy protection

Doctors are demanding that patients' clinical information held by the My Health Record system are given the same legal protection as those records held by doctors
26 July 2018

Government agencies can access your patients' My Health Record without a warrant

The legal thresholds for police and government agencies to access patients' clinical information on My Health Record are “significantly lower” than those protecting patient records held by doctors, according to advice from the Parliamentary Library
25 July 2018

My Health Record opt-out: 'I don't think it's gone well'

The My Health Record website crashed on Monday after patients flocked to the site to opt out of having a record automatically created for them come November.
17 July 2018

What happens when clinicians place too much trust in computers?

A recent experiment assessed the extent to which 120 medical students in the last two years of their degree relied on the clinical decision support software at the expense of the clinical case they were facing.
13 July 2018

HealthEngine accused of breaking privacy laws by handing patient data to law firm

Booking website HealthEngine may have broken Australian privacy laws by handing over information about hundreds of patients to personal injury lawyers
28 June 2018

Is the Senate about to sign off three-parent IVF?

If the Senate committee this week recommends introducing mitochondrial replacement therapy, the hope is that the procedure will become available within two or three years
26 June 2018