[LINK] myhr website disclaimer

JLWhitaker jwhit at internode.on.net
Wed Jul 25 10:45:24 AEST 2018

I'm going to play devil's advocate here.

This website may rightly have used blanket language to say we aren't 
responsible for what we publish on this website. I know it's daft, 
because if they published something illegal, they can't say they aren't 
responsible for it. Of course they are. They control the content.

Here's the devil's advocate part. I would guess this disclaimer is 
purely for the website, and not for the MyHealthRecord content. They may 
well think that, and it might be in the legislation even, that they 
aren't liable for the content of the MyHealthRecord. But given the 
change that's happening in platform responsivility -- Facebook, Google, 
etc -- I don't know if that would stand in the state of public opinion.

I think it's a live question. I've asked medico-legal liability 
questions for awhile now and all I get back are nervous titters and "we 
aren't sure", not enough time to address it, answers.

We KNOW there are inaccuracies in records about prescription data, 
doctors who have supposedly treated someone from a different part of the 
country, and other data errors. That makes me wonder if the gov couldn't 
have saved money on the MyHR and spent it on cleaning up Medicare and 
PBS accuracy. Republishing that bad data in a personal MyHR is daft. If 
someone dies, there will be law suits, or else the compensation will 
come from those hidden money pockets we learnt about this week. I think 
they're called payoffs.


On 25/07/2018 10:13 AM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> And the government expects people to take them seriously.
> https://www.myhealthrecord.gov.au/disclaimer
> "...the Australia Digital Health Agency does not guarantee, and accepts
> no legal liability whatsoever arising from or connected to, the
> accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material
> contained on this website or on any linked site.
> The Australian Digital Health Agency recommends that users exercise
> their own skill and care with respect to their use of this website and
> that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and
> relevance of the material on the website for their purposes."
> This is supposed to be the definitive location for people to make an
> "informed decision". There's nothing about costs, risks or who is
> actually responsible for a person's myhr - they are.

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