Developments in Web3 for the creative industries
Web3 is an online ecosystem based on blockchain technologies, involving peer-to-peer transactions and coordination tools. This report examines the what, why, who and where of Web3 for the cultural and creative industries, using examples from visual art, music and games.
The future of digital identity in Australia
Digital identity systems provide an opportunity to unlock economic benefits by simplifying and securing user interactions with government and private-sector digital services. However, to realise those benefits, this report makes eight recommendations to balance convenience, privacy and security considerations.
Learning and working in the digital age: advancing opportunities and identifying the risks
The rapid expansion of new technologies into every sector has contributed to the proliferation of alternative models of education, learning and skill signalling in global labour markets. This paper provides a high-level map of the landscape of education and labour market innovations in formal and...
Privacy Act review: issues paper
The digital economy has brought with it immense benefits including new, faster and better products and services. As Australians spend more of their time online, and new technologies emerge, more personal information about individuals is being captured and processed, raising questions as to whether Australian...
Security of patients' hospital data
Victorian health services are increasingly using information and communications technology (ICT) to deliver healthcare, and to capture and store patient information. This audit assessed whether Victorian public health services' ICT security practices effectively protect patient data.
Harnessing the full spectrum of digital data to support the delivery of personalised services across the health care continuum: white paper
This white paper outlines the different ways the public engages with health and the different kinds of health data that is captured by both clinicians and consumers.
The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s administration of the Biometric Identification Services project
The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission’s administration of the Biometric Identification Service project.
Flying blind: Australian researchers and digital health
This report offers a series of recommendations to enhance health and medical research in Australia, saving lives and saving dollars.
Second Independent Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF)
Galexia is undertaking a Second Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on the proposal to establish the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF). The purpose of this PIA is to assist in identifying and managing privacy issues that are raised by the...
My Health Record system: final report
The My Health Record (MHR) system is an online folder of summary documents relating to a healthcare recipient's health that can be controlled by the individual. MHR can be used to record information such as allergies, blood test results or medical conditions a person has...
Strategies for preserving institutional and researcher email
This report stems from the two Executive Roundtables that CNI held in conjunction with its Spring 2018 meeting in San Diego, California. It covers several best practices and policy issues for records managers and archivists struggling to meet the challenge of email preservation projects.
Reasonable expectations report
Introduction On 17 January 2018, 18 people gathered at Friends’ Meeting House in Manchester and began a three-day “citizens’ jury”. The task for these citizens was to tackle a set of jury questions. The questions were designed to test a number of scenarios where patient...
Law enforcement access to My Health Record data
This FlagPost was originally published on 24 July 2018. It has since been amended to reference the provisions of the Privacy Act 1988 relevant to the release of health information by private medical practitioners. As an adjunct task, it has also been updated to reflect...
Australia's national digital health strategy: framework for action
The framework for action is the implementation plan for the National Digital Health Strategy and details how all those in the digital health ecosystem are working together to help empower people, and those who care for them, with modern digital services and products.
Framework to guide the secondary use of My Health Record system data
The My Health Record system is Australia’s digital health record system. The data in the My Health Record system may also be used to provide insight into the effectiveness of the services and treatments being provided to continue to improve health outcomes. The framework will...
Using fair use to preserve and share disappearing government information: issue brief
Access to government information is a fundamental principle in a democratic society. Particularly in the digital environment, government information is a driver for economic and social progress, as well as a predicate for an informed citizenry.
Initial Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) for the Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF) Alpha
This initial PIA has been conducted in accordance with PIA Guidelines issued by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner. The purpose of this PIA is to assist in identifying and managing privacy issues that are raised by the broad concept and design of the...
Electronic NLIS (sheep and goats) standards: draft for consultation
The purpose of this document is to specify the standards for the operation of the electronic tag based NLIS (Sheep & Goats) system in Victoria. These standards apply to all sheep and goats born on or after the commencement date (1 January 2017) that move...
Reality check - reliable national data from general practice electronic health records
Since 1998, data about general practice activity in Australia has been collected, analysed and disseminated through the Bettering the Evaluation and Care of Health (BEACH) program. BEACH has provided valuable information about how general practice has changed over time, the impact of policy on practice...
Toward better implementation: Australia's My Health Record
A well implemented and fully utilised electronic health record system should strengthen a health system by improving quality and safety, ensuring continuity of care and improved health outcomes as well as reducing waste and inefficiency in the health system. Australia chose to pursue a personally...
Consistency of denominator data in electronic health records in Australian primary healthcare services: enhancing data quality
This paper examines the consistency of denominator data extracted from electronic health records (EHRs) for monitoring of access and quality of primary health care.
A guide to government records about Aboriginal people in Victoria
This guide has been made possible through generous funding from Aboriginal Affairs Victoria. It contains comprehensive information about records and record series relating to Victorian Aboriginal people and Aboriginal affairs.
Benefits, costs and risks of business process digitisation programs
These guidelines examine some of the benefits, costs and risks associated with a business process digitisation program and how to mitigate those risks.