AMA 'monumentally' wrong to back My Health Record: Professor Kerryn Phelps

The AMA and RACGP should have been less enthusiastic before offering their 'breathless support', she says

The AMA and RACGP’s public support for My Health Record has been a monumentally bad idea, says former AMA president Dr Kerryn Phelps.

Kerryn Phelps

Her comments follow Minister for Health Greg Hunt’s promise to redraft the legislation so that clinical records on the system are covered by the same legal protections as those held by doctors.

Under the current My Health Record Act (2012), the Australian Digital Health Agency can hand over a patient’s medical records to law enforcers and government agencies without a warrant, providing it