techkenyot.com
techkenyot.com August 18, 2018


Government bows to pressure on My Health Record, promises strengthened privacy

03 August 2018, 04:24 | Silvia Roy

My Health Record ADHA

My Health Record  ADHA

"We urge government consultation with women and domestic violence organisations to address safety and risk for victims of domestic violence from My Health records", the Women's Legal Service of Queensland said on Facebook.

Currently, if an individual has not opted-out by the end of the window on October 15, a record will be created which can't be deleted, only cancelled.

'The AMA has always been protective and vigilant about the privacy of the doctor-patient relationship, and this should not be affected by the My Health Record, ' Dr Bartone said in a statement last week.

The Federal Government has announced changes to the My Health Record legislation to ensure police and government agencies can't access patient information without a court order.

Fairfax reported that this could also mean Australians are given an extra month in which they can opt out of the scheme; elsewhere, the ABC suggested the opt-out period could become "indefinite".

Florentino Perez reports that Real Madrid superstar will cost €750 million
The 33-year-old last renewed his contract with Los Blancos in November 2016, taking him until 2020. They have completed a loan deal for Modric's global teammate Sime Vrsaljko from Atletico Madrid.

Health Minister Greg Hunt announced the changes following a consultation with the Australian Medical Association and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

"Don't be fooled by the Minister's backdown on a couple of aspects of the #MyHealthRecord privacy concerns, there are bigger problems remaining".

The Australian Digital Health Agency, the system operator of My Health Record, had previously said its policy was not to release patient records to police and government without a court order.

The key sticking point was a part of the legislation that only required a "reasonable belief" by authorities that access to someone's health data was necessary to prevent, detect, investigate or prosecute a criminal offence, and that it did not specifically state that a court order was necessary.

The policy changes were welcomed by the AMA with Dr Tony Bartone tweeting, "Government will strengthen privacy provisions under the #MyHealthRecord Act, removing any doubt".

Mark Hausknecht shooting: SWAT teams surround home of suspect Joseph James Pappas
Police have identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of doctor who was once the person physician to President George W. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo is asking for the public's help to locate the killer of cardiologist Mark Hausknecht.

"This system is still in evolution, but is better than what we now have in terms of collating and coordinating a summary of all the medical data in various parts of the system", he told the ABC.

CNET reached out for additional comment from the Australian Digital Health Agency, but did not immediately receive a response.

"Changes to the legislation that remove any questions about who may be able to access the records ensure that the records will be able to be used in line with the RACGP's position statement on My Health Records. Now there are even more reasons to embrace the system".

Acting Australian Information Commissioner and acting Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk said she welcomed the government's announcement.

"In the 2016-17 financial year, there were six data breach notifications within My Health Record, and three notifications in the previous financial year", the agency admitted.

Jennifer Lopez to Receive 2018 VMAs Video Vanguard Award
MTV has announced that Jennifer Lope will receive the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at its 2018 Video Music Awards. Lopez also serves as an executive producer and a judge on NBC's dance competition show World of Dance .

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.



Other News

Trending Now

Liverpool have 'all the ingredients' to win titles - Lallana
Seeking a move away from Liverpool has been hard , with Mignolet, as it stands, still being a Liverpool player for the start of the new season.

National Archives may not finish reviewing Kavanaugh documents before end of October
Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on Thursday lashed out at Democrats for holding up Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. More than 50 lawyers from three law firms are on the Burck-led team, according to an official familiar with the process.

Unai Emery Responds To Rumours Linking Steven N’Zonzi To Arsenal
At this moment we need to stay together and have these moments in the game. "For that, we are waiting for the medical analysis". Arsenal won a penalty shootout against Chelsea after an equaliser from Alexandre Lacazette in their penultimate preseason game.

John Kelly expected to stay through 2020
Kelly has often joked publicly about how working for Trump is the hardest job he's ever had, including those on the battlefield. Almost a month after Porter's resignation, Kelly admitted that he mishandled his response to the allegations against Porter.

Manchester United problems increase with Ander Herrera and Eric Bailly injuries
The Portuguese has been without 12 key players for most of the tour with many enjoying an extended break following the World Cup. They are ready to play for Manchester United , but they haven't done it in the previous year .

Former White House aide predicts showdown over border wall in December
The statements doubled down on threats he made in tweets over the weekend and at a news conference on Monday at the White House. McConnell told a radio interviewer last week that a shutdown so close to the November 6 midterm elections won't happen.

Trump finds `new friend´ in Italian premier
As Republicans don't have absolute majority in the Senate, some Democrat votes would be required for such a resolution. Although he was expected to, Trump did not use the news conference to tout some positive economic news.

Missing Iowa Jogger Mollie Tibbetts: Police Rule Out Possible Sighting
Authorities in Kearney, Missouri are investigating a possible sighting of Mollie Tibbetts , a missing college student from Iowa. The FBI and dozens of investigators from state and local agencies are working on the case but have so far hit dead ends.

How would Trump's fuel standard rules affect Americans?
Becerra vowed Thursday to fight the White House's proposed changes, along with attorney generals from 18 other states. The average new-car transaction is now $36,000, up more than $3,000 since 2014, according to Kelley Blue Book.

Praises showered for Virat Kohli's masterclass in Edgbaston
India captain Virat Kohli smashed his 22nd Test century in hard conditions, he stood tall as wickets fell around him. Other than Virat, no other batsman from the visitors' camp was able to counter the English bowling attack.