APF Wants Consultations on E-Health
HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIAMarch 25, 2011
As the government works to implement its e-health project, the Australian Privacy Foundation (APF) says the health minister has not kept her promise to consult with key stakeholders in the planning stages. "Unless you take action right now, key decisions will be made in an unsatisfactory manner, without consumer advocacy involvement," said APF Chair Roger Clarke in letters published on the foundation's Web site. Clark said 20 days have passed since the letter was sent and there is still no word from Health Minister Nicola Roxon, who said at an e-health conference in November she would engage stakeholders. Clark said no working group has been established and advocates have become "deeply frustrated," The Australian reports.