Report slams medical privacy

Kelly Dennett reports:

A damning Privacy Commission review shows snooping doctors, nurses and even admin workers can access patients’ most personal medical records.

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner identified significant flaws in the security and regulation of three shared care record (SCR) portals used by a number of district health boards. A draft review leaked to the Sunday Star-Times has major concerns about all three portals, noting they need to be “more demanding” of patient security with none of the reviewed SCRs able to provide a compelling picture of how access was audited.

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