Feb 252016
 February 25, 2016  Breaches, Healthcare, Non-U.S.

Michael Owen reports:

Cancer patient Andrew Knox has called for an independent judicial review into the South Australian government’s patient record management system, saying a fresh furore over serious privacy breaches is just the “tip of the iceberg”.

Mr Knox, 67, said yesterday his medical records relating to an incorrect chemotherapy dose may have been destroyed. “There’s not a single record that reflects the actual dose that I purportedly received … some­thing’s not right,” he said yesterday. “The authority to give me prescriptions in the doses no longer exists … there’s this cavalier attitude to records.”

More than 20 South Australian medical staff have been caught snooping on patient files, including records related to the son of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh, who is charged with his father’s murder.

Read more on The Australian.

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