Report recommends overhaul of My Health Record, but key changes not supported by Coalition

  • Written by Robert Merkel, Lecturer in Software Engineering, Monash University
Report recommends overhaul of My Health Record, but key changes not supported by CoalitionThe opt-out period for My Health Record closes on November 15.Shutterstock

The Senate Standing Committee on Community Affairs report into the My Health Record system was released last Thursday. It has recommended several substantial changes to the way My Health Record operates that attempt to address security and privacy concerns raised about the...

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