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eHealth System Called “Shambolic”

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

September 19, 2013

The Australian reports the country’s “billion-dollar e-health system is in danger of becoming an expensive white elephant with doctors refusing to use it.” One key government adviser quit last month, calling the system “shambolic,” the report states, and the medical software industry is saying the National E-Health Transition Authority “lacks the skills” to its job, cautioning “patient safety could be at risk.” Meanwhile, the Department of Health is endeavoring to “allay concerns over the alleged leak of confidential eHealth login details, stating that even if it had mistakenly sent login details to the wrong person, they are useless without further details” after an Adelaide man mistakenly received someone else’s confidential eHealth login information.
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