HealthEngine fined $2.9 million for doctoring its doctor reviews

The booking site also has to write a letter of apology to 135,000 patients whose personal information it passed on to insurance brokers

HealthEngine will pay a $2.9 million penalty for doctoring patient reviews of GP clinics and passing on patient information to health insurance brokers.

The Federal Court of Australia approved the penalty on Thursday, bringing an apparent end to the two-year saga.

The accusations against HealthEngine began in 2018 with claims the booking business shared 135,000 patients’ personal details with nine different insurance companies which