Government denies health record privacy risk

Claims that half a million health practitioners can rummage through a patient’s My Health Record without their consent have been dubbed false and misleading by the federal government.

Former AMA president Dr Mukesh Haikerwal says that unless a patient elects to opt out of the $2 billion My Health Record system, any of the 650,000 registered health practitioners can view the records.

“Potentially your employer’s