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 Consumers Health Forum today introduces an innovative online mechanism to gauge community trust in health apps, the rapidly growing component of modern health care. Australia’s Health Panel is CHF’s new online platform which will survey consumers on the health issues that matter. The first...
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...
The top priority Australians give to good health care and public hospitals should remind our political leaders that there is still much to be achieved on the health front, the Consumers Health Forum says. A national survey commissioned by the authoritative CEDA organisation shows that Australians...
The latest Australia’s Health report provides persuasive evidence for a concerted national strategy to counter obesity and reduce chronic disease, the Consumers Health Forum, said today. Small, personal lifestyle changes in diet and exercise could deliver big health gains, the report by the...
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...
This article was first published in Croakey , a social journalism project that enables debate and investigations of health issues and policy. After years of uncertainty about the future of a nationally effective eHealth system, Australia is now preparing for the biggest step yet towards a near-...
The Consumers Health Forum welcomes the consensus now developing on measures needed to resolve the issue of out of pocket medical costs which are creating hardship for so many patients. Last night’s 4 Corners report on gap costs follows the Out of Pocket Pain survey initiated by the Consumers...
Irrespective of whether or not ‘harvesting’ by public hospitals of privately insured patients is occurring, next week’s 4 Corners program on out of pocket costs should alert the private health sector to look at its own cost structures, the Consumers Health Forum says. The 4Corners Mind the Gap...
nps_chf.png Australians want ownership and control of their own health data and want to be asked for consent when their data is used by either government, private companies or researchers. This stand-out finding was revealed today in the Engaging Consumers in their Health Data Journey Report...

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