AU: Privacy commissioner to regulate eHealth system

Stephanie McDonald reports:

The federal government’s new eHealth system will be regulated against privacy breaches by the privacy commissioner and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

The eHealth system, which went live July 1, will initially include basic information, with healthcare professionals adding to the system, such as medications prescribed and allergies.

The system sits within the the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Act 2012 (PCEHR Act) and the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records Regulation 2012 legislation.

Read more on Techworld (AU).

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