back to article Australian E-Health records breached twice in the last year

Australia's Office of the Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released its Annual report of the Information Commissioner’s activities in relation to eHealth 2013–14, complete with a report on two data breaches in the systems used to store personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHRs). The first was notified in …

  1. Intractable Potsherd Silver badge

    At the risk ...

    ... of getting lots of downvotes, I take a positive message away from this - Australia has medical records that the true owner of the information (the patient) has access to, and some control over. That is a mere pipe-dream here in the UK.

    Stupid, and probably avoidable mistakes have been made (perhaps by the owners who wanted to link their health data with their government data!), but the fact that there is a system, and it works (for certain values of working) is impressive. Would anyone care to guess a) how late, and b) how over budget such a scheme would go in the UK before it was scrapped?

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