Predictive computer models could prompt physicians to talk with families who are skeptical of vaccines.
In this article, Deborah Lupton discusses findings from a larger qualitative project, Australian Women and Digital Health Project . This study sought to investigate Australian women’s experiences with digital health technologies, with a focus on My Health Record.
As the dean of Stanford University School of Medicine, Lloyd B. Minor believes electronic health records still have the potential to make health care more predictive, preventive, and precise — but only if we can achieve sustained collaboration among health care providers, technology companies, and...
Mobile and health devices are being used by women to collect sensitive information. This edition of the Health Report explores the industry health claims and questions about data security and privacy.
There have been numerous calls to establish a national minimum data set for primary health care in Australia. Despite significant investment in the provision of primary health care services in Australia, little is known about what services are being delivered to whom, with what outcomes....
This report offers a series of recommendations to enhance health and medical research in Australia, saving lives and saving dollars.
This project sought to understand the impact of this Child-At-Risk (CAR) electronic Medical Record (eMR) alert information sharing system on outcomes for women and children. This included understanding how staff responded to seeing Child-At-Risk alerts on a client’s eMR, the practices that were carried out...
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...
The MHR (My Health Records) Act establishes a complex regulatory framework for the use, collection and disclosure of the health information included in a healthcare recipient’s My Health Record.
This research analyses the quality and content of the online consumer-facing resources which support the uptake and use of My Health Record.
This explanatory note provides background to the My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018.
The Bill will amend the My Health Records Act 2012 (MHR Act) to strengthen the privacy framework of the My Health Record system.
The Bill will specifically:...
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...
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...
Unless you take action to remove yourself from the My Health Record (MHR) system, the federal government will make a digital copy of your medical record, store it centrally, and, as the default, provide numerous people with access to it.
Unless you opt-out by mid-October, the Federal Government will create an online record of your health details that it can access for the rest of your life and beyond - even if you ask for it to be deleted. Privacy advocates are warning people to...
Electronic health records are an important e-health technology that have the potential to greatly improve the efficiency and quality of health services. However, the implementation of electronic health records has had mixed success internationally. Increasingly, governments, health service providers, and the public are turning to...
The All of Us Research Program is a historic effort to gather data over many years from one million or more people living in the United States, with the ultimate goal of accelerating research and improving health.
Unlike research studies that are focused on...
This report argues that Australia needs to reform the way we collect and use information about patient safety, to reduce the risk of more scandals and tragedies in our hospitals.
NHS Digital already has an important role to play as the technology and data partner for the health and care system. From 2017, our role has increased signifcantly, as we have been tasked with delivering the commitments set out in the...