My Health Record privacy 'thoroughly enforced': department

Claims that half a million health practitioners can rummage through a patient’s My Health Record without their consent has 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 occupational therapist can look at your record and get information they really shouldn’t be getting access to, it's