Tag Archives: security

So Doctor, do you know what your duties and responsibilities are when using the My Health Record System?


Much have been said in the media about the impact on privacy and security of personal health records for anyone who had signed up or, in the near future, are being automatically signed up for a My Health Record. My … Continue reading

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Opt out or opt in – but whatever you do make a decision!


After months of anticipation the big day finally arrived – as of 16 July 2018 Australians can choose to opt-out from having a My Health Record We can spend time on the fiasco that the opt-out roll-out has turned out … Continue reading

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So how safe is my data ?


Yet another scare campaign – or legitimate concerns?One has to wonder if these Health Department spokespeople have actually looked at their own product? If your IT System is configured correctly all you need is their name, dob and Medicare number and … Continue reading

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Using the My Health Record AND staying out of Court


Longtime readers of my Blog would know that I have written & shared others’ writings about the Australian Government’s My Heath Record on many occasions. 2013 – I wrote about the complexity of the issues and why we had configured … Continue reading

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How secure is e-mail ?


Should we be risking our patient’s privacy and our livelihood by chatting to them or about them via e-mail ? A video to explain this dilemma

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The myth of online privacy


Anyone who use the internet is aware that the likes of Google and Facebook has a sneak and a peak at our habits and web-surfing so we know we should be careful in what we post and where we go. … Continue reading

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