AU: Leak of draft e-health document raises privacy concerns
Karen Dearne reports:
Patients will have limited control of their medical information, as a leaked document shows consumer access will be confined to a portal.
While Health Minister Nicola Roxon said consumers would “truly control” their personal electronic health records at her e-health forum last week, attendees did not see a draft concept of operations, showing a patient portal tacked on to a public/private providers’ shared e-health record system (SEHR).
The confidential draft for the $467 million personally controlled e-health record (PCEHR) system was produced by the National E-Health Transition Authority, just before the forum.
The Australian has obtained a key system design diagram, which shows there is no mechanism for consumers to manage access by their doctors.
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