[LINK] The "health" record security model

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Tue Nov 13 16:18:51 AEDT 2018

On 13/11/2018 3:16 pm, Jim Birch wrote:
> My approach to this would be to ask for solid quantifiable facts.  So what
> explicit risks do you see?  How likely?  How serious is the harm?  (Most
> importantly from my point of view how does it weigh up the the potential
> benefits of the shared health record but as you have claimed that benefits
> are nonexistent or negligible we can leave that out for now.)
> I'm hearing what appear to me to be a lot of lot of fluffy and
> unsubstantiated claims around here.

I agree, which is why I'm advocating the clinical medical profession
treat My Health Record as they would any other proposed protocol,
procedure or treatment.

The government needs to have its claims validated by independent
researchers. RCT may be difficult but there are other approaches.

However, one of the problems is that the government never seems to have
made any statements about total costs and or risks, so they are
difficult to validate.

The fact that many GPs don't seem to like it may well be due to them not
believing the claims.

See the poll at the bottom of this


My Health Record: staying in or opting out?
    Opting out (73%, 284 Votes)
    Staying in (27%, 103 Votes)
Total Voters: 387

And this one from July, after they published one of my papers


My Health Record will improve patient outcomes
    Strongly disagree (41%, 159 Votes)
    Disagree (26%, 102 Votes)
    Neutral (15%, 59 Votes)
    Agree (10%, 38 Votes)
    Strongly agree (8%, 31 Votes)
Total Voters: 389

I know it may not represent just GPs but it is a consistent number in
multiple MJA polls

And I did not vote, I have a myhr.



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
email: brd at iimetro.com.au
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