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The Australian Communications and Media Authority has issued a new scam alert warning of an SMS offering a free COVID-19 test kit which has emerged in recent days.

Published in Security

Australians who wish to travel abroad after the country's international borders open on 1 November can obtain proof of their COVID-19 vaccinations to show at immigration control points abroad.

Published in Health

Australians are losing more money to NBN scams, with an average of more than $110,000 being lost each month between January and May this year, compared with about $38,500 in monthly average losses throughout 2018, an increase of nearly 300%.

Published in Security

More than 2.5 million Australians have opted against having a record in the My Health Record digital system, the Australian Digital Health System says in figures released on Wednesday.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Legislation passed by the Australian Parliament on Wednesday will make it possible for citizens to opt out of the My Health Record digital health program at any time.

Published in Technology Regulation

Residential aged care provider Infinite Care has become the first aged care provider to implement TechnologyOne and Telstra Health’s integrated aged care solution.

Published in Deals

Macquarie Cloud Services, a division of Macquarie Telecom Group, has developed LaunchHealth Cloud, a purpose-built solution to enhance data protection for the healthcare sector.

Published in Data

If the recent Medicare card episode does anything it should make the Australian Government stop and think – and realise that its push to have public data available on the Internet is going to lead to data breaches down the line.

Published in Open Sauce

Human services minister Alan Tudge is playing down a report that the Medicare details of Australians are being sold on a site on the dark web.

Published in Technology Regulation
Thursday, 24 November 2016 13:39

Govt slammed over 'intimidation' on Medicare website

The activist group GetUp has slammed the federal government over its threat to an elderly man who runs a website called Save Medicare where he publishes information about government changes to healthcare services and launched a petiton asking Canberra to back off.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Although the NBN’s privatisation is years or decades off yet, the deliverer of tele-health that will connect doctors to patients electronically will one day, unlike Medicare, be sold off.

Published in Fuzzy Logic

Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull  has ruled out the outsourcing to the private sector of a contract to update and modernise the “outdated” Medicare payments system, while also expressing his scepticism of the benefits and  efficiencies from outsourcing large IT services to systems integrators.

Published in Government Tech Policy

An Australian-based online medical company, launched last year, is claiming it can provide a way around the government’s proposed co-payment for a visit to the doctor by offering an online doctor’s consultation in the comfort of your home or workplace.

Published in Health
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 17:43

RACGP opposes telehealth cutback

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has voiced its opposition to Federal Government plans to restrict Medicare benefits for telehealth consultations.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Sunday, 29 April 2012 16:26

Medicare benefit payments go electronic

The federal government has promised safer and faster payments of Medicare benefits with today's announcement of the national roll-out of an electronic Medicare benefits payment system.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The federal Department of Human Services is using CA Compliance Manager for zOS to improve compliance reporting and auditing across multiple agencies including Centrelink and Medicare.

Published in Security
The largest hospital group in Victoria has selected a locally developed pathology management system despite competition from multinational providers such as GE.
Published in Deals
The current Labor Government has started the same 'sneaky legislation' methods pioneered by the previous Liberal Government.  This time, they're about to pass legislation to remove ALL privacy of medical records.

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!

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