Oct 152015
 
 October 15, 2015  Healthcare, Non-U.S.

Harriet Alexander reports:

New laws to give doctors and pharmacists instant access to medical records may pose a risk to human rights by violating privacy.

A parliamentary joint committee on human rights has called on Health Minister Sussan Ley to explain what safeguards are in place to protect Australians’ privacy when their health records are uploaded onto a central electronic database, under the new myHealth Record system.

Currently, Australians’ health records are only included on the database if they choose to register.

Read more on Sydney Morning Herald.

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