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Despite The Sound And Fury Do We Really Know How Opt-Out Settings Are Being Set?

April 17th, 2017 by davidmore
This article appeared last week:Optometrists and dentists will know if youve had an abortion or mental illness in health record bungleSue Dunlevy, National Health Reporter, News Corp Australia NetworkApril 10, 2017 10:00pmTHE private health records of Australians can be accessed by more than half a million people under the latest bungle with the $2.2 billion electronic My Health Record.News Corp Australia has learned that the privacy settings on the governments computerised My Health Record, which lists every medicine a patient takes and records every medical visit and procedure, are automatically set on universal access.This means every registered health practitioner in the nation 650,000 people can view them, not just the family GP, unless the patient specifically requested to opt out.Occupational therapists working for an employer, doctors working for insurance companies, a dietitian, an optometrist or a dentist or their staff can view the record and see if individuals have...

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