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My Health Record opt-out period extended

August 10, 2018 - 4:24pm

The Australian Government has formally announced it will extend the opt-out period for My Health Record by an extra month to 15 November 2018.

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PIA report template now available

July 30, 2018 - 2:32pm

A Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) can enable agencies to identify the impacts that a new initiative or project might have on the privacy of an individual’s personal information and provide options to address those impacts.

It is a common perception that a PIA is a challenging and involved task. Having the right tools can give you confidence that undertaking a PIA is not only a manageable task, but one that will deliver benefits to your agency.

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The Opt-Out Period for the Australian Government’s ‘My Health Record’ is open now

July 30, 2018 - 9:00am

The Australian Government’s My Health Record system has changed from an opt-in model, to an opt-out one.

The My Health Record is an online summary of an individual’s key health information including allergies, medical conditions, treatments, medication details, advance care planning documents, test and scan reports.

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Updated privacy guidance on surveys

July 19, 2018 - 11:43am

We have updated our guideline on online surveys to include advice on the privacy considerations of designing a survey and distributing a survey.

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The Australian Government’s ‘My Health Record’ is changing

July 16, 2018 - 9:11am

The My Health Record is an online summary of an individual’s key health information including allergies, medical conditions, treatments, medication details, advance care planning documents, test and scan reports. Over five million Australians currently have a My Health Record, which aims to deliver better health outcomes for patients by enabling important health information to be securely shared between clinicians and their patients.

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