How these agencies are breaching patient privacy

Description

Large volumes of Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) and Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) data are routinely shared between the two agencies to aid AHPRA’s investigations into alleged doctor misconduct.

While doctors are informed when their own private health data, or their practice data, is transferred to AHPRA during an investigation, patients are not routinely alerted by either agency that their privacy has been breached.

Link:

http://medicalrepublic.com.au/how-these-agencies-are-breaching-patient-privacy/27729

Subject

Patient Privacy; Law

Period20 Apr 2020

Media coverage

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Media coverage

  • TitleHow these agencies are breaching patient privacy
    Media name/outletMedical Republic
    CountryAustralia
    Date20/04/20
    PersonsBruce Baer Arnold