This is a list of information published by CHF that relates closely to digital health.

My Health Record is the most important digital health reform for Australians in 2018. You can find out more about it and how it works through our series of 6 webinars on the topic: chf.org.au/hub-my-health-record-webinar-series

 

A change in the law enabling people to delete permanently their My Health Record, should strengthen public trust in the system, the Consumers Health Forum says. “This change will reassure those people who were concerned that their decision to opt out of MHR would not prevent their record being...
Australia’s health system takes a significant step forward now that Parliament has resolved questions concerning security and privacy of the My Health Record, the Consumers Health Forum says. Australians have until 31 January 2019 to choose to opt out of the personal electronic health record and...
The Consumers Health Forum has welcomed the Government’s proposed further reforms to the My Health Record legislation but has called for an extension of next week’s deadline for the full-scale introduction of MHR to give time for debate and settle the significant issues affecting public support of...
We find ourselves right now at a pivotal point in the development of Australia’s most important digital health project: The My Health Record. The move of the MHR program towards the “opt out” deadline next week has focused critical scrutiny on issues of access, security and privacy to, and of,...
The release of the report from the Senate Community Affairs References Committee’s inquiry into the My Health Record system highlights again that consumer knowledge, trust and confidence is essential for My Health Record (MHR) to move forward. The potential benefits remain and much of the policy to...
Watch here: youtu.be/Ttz3eWx6BMU In this final webinar in the series, a panel of health consumers ask questions of a panel of representatives from Government about My Health Record.
Consumers want support in finding accurate, effective smartphone apps for health and wellness, and they should be subject to an authoritative regulatory system that rates them for efficacy. As consumers increasingly turn to health apps to aid and monitor their health and treatment, there’s clearly...
Health apps available on smart phones should be subject to an authoritative regulatory system that rates them for efficacy, according to an overwhelming majority of respondents to a survey conducted by the Consumers Health Forum through Australia’s Health Panel. The survey found that almost 90...
Consumer access to their own health records through My Health Record (MHR) is a key step in the shift from health consumers as passive patients, to consumers as active partners in their own care, exercising choice and control. It is vital that the goal of putting consumers at the centre of their...
Watch here: youtu.be/B-9Z7KpQqW0 In this webinar, we discuss among other topics what skills are required to use My Health Record, the level of digital inclusion in Australia and discuss the ethics of the decision to opting people with low digital or health literacy into the My Health Record system.

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