Privacy Commissioner: know your e-health obligations

Consumer registrations for the new system opened on the weekend but GPs and other practitioners aren’t expected to be able to use it for a few months yet and Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim said they should put that time to good use.

“The first point is, practices need to start knowing their obligations under the legislation that supports the system,” he said.

“They need to start to work out what are the processes that they need to put in place to implement the system, if they decide to, and what