Rob O’Neill has a follow-up to an accusation that made NZ news back in July.
Privacy commissioner John Edwards has found no evidence to justify an investigation into health IT provider ProCare – and has criticised those who made the complaint.
The commissioner received a letter in July expressing concern that ProCare was breaching the Health Information Privacy Code by using a Clinical Intelligence System (CIS) database to collect and store patient information.
The letter, from four New Zealand and Australian healthcare IT companies, asked for a formal investigation and the concerned parties also made statements to the media – it was widely reported that up to 800,000 Aucklanders may have had their privacy breached.
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