The protection of our privacy is one of the key priorities leading up to the widespread adoption of digital health in Australia.
Read more here: https://www.digitalhealth.gov.au/get-started-with-digital-health/what-is-digital-health/digital-health-privacy
Here are some quick tips and resources to consider
Privacy of health information applies to all communications, not just paper records. Whether communicated or transferred via the telephone, facsimile machine or e-mail, and whether stored electronically, staff must maintain privacy and confidentiality.
Who makes the decisions about the security protections at your practice? What processes are in place with your staff? It is beneficial to promote a security culture within the practice.
News for Health professionals
Read more here: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/news/all
Who is using digital health?
There are now tens of thousands of healthcare practitioners, public and private hospitals, community pharmacies and other healthcare providers connected to the My Health Record system, with more joining every day.
Read more here: https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/about/who-is-using-digital-health
Conformant clinical software products
The Register of Conformity lists software products and the versions that have been assessed for conformance with national digital health requirements.
Read more here: https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/for-healthcare-professionals/conformant-clinical-software-products
Private hospitals connected to the My Health Record system
Read more here: https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/about/who-is-using-digital-health/private-hospitals-connected-my-health-record-system
My Health Record puts your patients’ health in their hands
By late 2018, everyone with a Medicare or Department of Veterans’ Affairs card will have a My Health Record, unless they opt out.
Read more here: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/organisations/health-professionals/news/my-health-record-puts-your-patients-health-their-hands