Global enterprise software provider Epicor says consideration must be made towards improvements to digital infrastructures, digital skillsets of the aged care workforce, and interoperability between aged care providers, healthcare providers and the Australian Government.
The My Health Record digital health program says technology is poised to further help Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic through electronic prescriptions that will allow people convenient access to their medicines to people practising social distancing and self-isolation.
The Australian Digital Health Agency has reported a 140% growth of healthcare providers sharing and collaborating on patient information following the upgrading of the My Health Record system announced in September.
Two digital rights groups — Electronic Frontiers Australia and Future Wise — have urged the government to take the privacy and security of the My Health Record system seriously after an Australian National Audit Office report indicated that this was not happening.
More Australians can now access diagnostic test results online with the upgrading of My Health Record announced by the Australian Digital Health Agency.
The Australian Digital Health Agency, in partnership with the Australian College of Nursing, is rolling out new e-learning modules on My Health Record to enhance nurses’ training.
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.
A newly published international study, conducted by The Centre for Generational Kinetics and commissioned by WP Engine, has revealed the ways that different generations view and interact with the digital world, with Gen Z fwilling to sacrifice privacy for the personalisation that modern technology is able to provide.
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.
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.
Almost as many staff as are employed by the Australian Government's Digital Transformation Agency — 342 — quit the organisation in the last 18 months, a freedom of information request has revealed.
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.
Australia's Digital Health Agency, the body that manages the My Health Record system, is making a bid to change the licensing of data to mobile phone apps, with an option to cancel any agreement if the app firms damage the reputation of the system.
Singapore's government health database has been breached by attackers who have stolen the personal information of about 1.5 million people, with the data of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long specifically targeted, the country's Ministry of Health has announced.
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.
The My Health Record system may well end up as one of the many Australian Government tech wrecks, the former head of the country's Digital Transformation Agency, Paul Shetler, says, adding that if he were Australian he would probably opt out himself.
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.
The Australian Digital Health Agency, established last year by the federal government, says technology is already transforming Australia’s ability to predict, diagnose, and treat disease, but more needs to be done.
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.
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