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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Privacy still an issue with electronic health records

Last night's 7.30 Report on the ABC included a segment on major problems in the health sector through lack of access to medical information by treating doctors and others, and the progress (or lack thereof) on the introduction of a national electronic health record system. It still seems a long way off, although some progress has been made on state systems including in NSW.

Privacy concerns - particularly how to limit access to some sensitive information rather than make everything available to everyone who is part of the system - remain.

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