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

 

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...
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...
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...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the Government’s announcement that it will amend the My Health Record Act to strengthen safeguards to protect security and certainty of personal medical records. “The announcement last night by Health Minister Greg Hunt of legislative changes states that no MHR...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the statement by the Prime Minister and Minister Hunt that the Government will move to address concerns about protection of privacy under the My Health Record. “The success of MHR relies very much on people’s trust that their medical information will be protected...
Australians should not lose sight of the great potential benefits of the My Health Record in the current debate about the provisions for opting out of My Health Record. “There may well be issues of real concern about the privacy and security of MHR and these must be resolved if the development is...
The potential of My Health Record to transform the health care system in Australia will depend on consumers taking an active role in ensuring the system works for them in a way they can trust, the Consumers Health Forum said today. “Over the next three months Australians will be able to check the...
The revelation that the doctor appointments company, HealthEngine, has reportedly shared hundreds of patient details with law firms raises disturbing questions about the potential hazards surrounding the privacy and security of on line medical information and of the need for consumer privacy...
Download the report here Australia now has many of the building blocks in place to roll out a digitally enabled health system that could transform care services, an expert report has found. The report, developed after an expert roundtable initiated by the Consumers Health Forum and The George...

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