[LINK] Open source health records
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Tue Apr 28 22:56:32 AEST 2009
At 10:44 PM 28/04/2009, stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
>Roger, is this information current? It appears written three years ago,
>at the start of their trial. For one eg it is currently clearly opt-in.
It's not. Even the info you provided showed that:
The decision to remain in the Healthelink program is up to the individual.
To give individual's time to decide, there is a 30 day cooling off
period before their record is made available to health care providers.
If the individual does nothing, their record will be available for
their health care providers to view, after 30 days.
Individuals can withdraw from Healthelink at any time by contacting
the Healthelink Service Centre. Once an individual has withdrawn from
Healthelink no additional information will be added to their record
and it will not be available to view by any health care provider.
Note that if you do nothing, you're in. Most of their numbers of
'enrolments' are based on people who don't bother to exercise their
rights to not participate. That is "opt out" by anyone's measure. And
we're talking UNDER 15 years and OVER 65.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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