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PCEHR and Privacy Issues

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

October 30, 2013

In a report for Mondaq, Alison Choy Flannigan explores the legal and privacy issues around Personally Controlled Electronic Health Records (PCEHR). “To date, the uptake has been slow,” she writes, highlighting, among other things, the privacy issues related to the program. Privacy issues include obtaining adequate privacy consent as well as being sure “only information which is required to provide treatment for the patient is collected,” Flannigan writes, noting other issues include data security, identity verification issues for patients and participating healthcare providers and “education and training of participating health professionals.”
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