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as we put in context the nature of LifeBank as the offline internet

Health and Privacy at risk. Accessing critical and vital health information

Anyone remotely concerned about details of their health becoming almost readily available “out there” will be alarmed by what is presently under consideration in Australia.    There is the possibility of the Chinese Government gaining access the health details of all Australians.    Be alarmed! Australian Health Information Technology reports today: “Chinese companies are required by…

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MyHealthRecord may becomes theirs too!

Australia has established a MyHealthRecord regime – whereby everyone’s medical, and associated data, is to go on line to become readily accessible by medicos, hospitals and the individual himself.    Uptake has been minimal.  Some 6 million out of a population of 25 million.   The Government has now decided to make the scheme an opt-out…

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A new dimension to lack of security and privacy

Appalling is a word which immediately comes to mind……   Harnessing technology is one thing but to do what has been done here is a flagrant breach of security and privacy.      Consumers beware! “Australia’s biggest online doctor’s appointment booking service, HealthEngine, has funnelled hundreds of users’ private medical information to law firms seeking…

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Lack of security in the health space

Anyone who follows the slackness so readily evident in the health space won’t be at all surprised about the following (from Becker’s Health IT & CIO Report): “Nearly one in five healthcare employees would be willing to sell confidential data to unauthorized parties for as little as $500, according to a survey from Accenture. For the…

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It’s medical records they are after

We have at LifeBank being saying for a long time that credit cards are not the primary target of those hacking into systems – it’s medical records. A very recent article in Forbes explains it all….. “In 2016, there were 3 million consumer credit card complaints, 42% of them fraud-related and 13% connected to identity theft.…

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Not healthy now….nor a healthy outlook!

Australia, like many other countries, has been grappling with establishing a universal health information / record system – initially called MyHealth. Some A$2million later, things are not looking good for getting the whole system up and running.    From a blog Australian Health Information Technology a “report” today on where things stand in rolling out…

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547,000 (health insured) customers later

Where will it all end? The revelation that Bupa, a provider of medical and hospital insurance-cover, has had its data breached by an employee, ought cause alarm to anyone who would want – and who wouldn’t? – their medical information not readily available for the world at large to see. “Bupa’s international health insurance arm was…

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There is an answer to WannaCry

There ought to have been a wake up call all around the world when the devastating effects of the WannaCry computer virus last week was realised.    And it hasn’t been “fixed” for everyone yet…..let alone the disquiet and anxiety everyone ought to feel given it being said another virus is out there and ready…

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