Displaying items by tag: Greg Hunt

Melbourne, Australia's second biggest city and one that has often earned the title of being the globe's most liveable city, has set a dubious record, that of being the world's most locked down city due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Open Sauce

Despite the blaring headlines that six million more Australians are eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine from today (Monday), this does not mean they can get themselves vaccinated.

Published in Open Sauce

Undeterred by the failure of its COVIDSafe app, the Morrison Government has announced that it will update the software in what it claims is "a world-leading technology development".

Published in Government Tech Policy

Australia’s Digital Health Agency has released a national digital health skills and training plan designed to help the Australian health workforce use technology and further drive the digital transformation of health services to meet community demand.

Published in Health
Wednesday, 01 July 2020 22:14

COVIDSafe app: much ado about nothing after all

After all is said and done, the only organisation to gain from the development of the COVIDSafe contact-tracing app in Australia will be the cloud company AWS that earned about $710,000 for hosting the data collected.

Published in Open Sauce

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt deserves all the public support he can get and kudos for putting in a place an import ban on vaping materials; it is the tobacco industry's way of getting in through the backdoor, and blocking it is the right way to go.

Published in Open Sauce

Australian doctors in general practice clinics will get free delivery of enhanced telehealth services with upgrades to the system delivered by NBN Co in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

A provider of cyber security services to the government has spoken out about the weaknesses that dog the Federal Government's My Health Record system, claiming it cannot guarantee the privacy of sensitive Australian information.

Published in Security

Faced with growing privacy concerns, the Federal Government has backed down over its controversial My Health Record system and said it would change the laws governing release of data.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 12:11

Grand health data project likely to end in tears

It's early days to be sure, but the Federal Government's latest showpiece, the My Health Record system, is already beginning to look like it will end up as another cluster***k.

Published in Open Sauce

Australians will know exactly how many among them have chosen to opt out of the My Health Record system only by the end of the year, a spokesperson from the Australian Digital Health Agency says.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The peak national body representing pharmacists, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, is partnering with the Australian Digital Health Agency in a move designed to help increase the number of pharmacists using My Health Record – a digital system that enables healthcare providers to share secure health data and improve the safety and quality of patient care.

Published in Health

The Australian Government has set up a review to look into the accessibility of Medicare card numbers by health providers, with former public servant Professor Peter Shergold as its head.

Published in Technology Regulation

The wash-up from the federal election has seen the appointment of Greg Hunt as Minister for Innovation, Industry and Science.

Published in Government Tech Policy

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