Are organisations in denial about My Health Record’s safety?


If you believe the RACGP, the AMA and the Australian Digital Health Agency, the illegal sale of Medicare numbers doesn’t expose any security dangers with My Health Record.

All three organisations have fronted a Senate inquiry into how Medicare numbers ended up for sale on the ‘dark web’ for a bargain rate of about $25 each in July.

The prevailing theory is that whoever stole the Medicare numbers exploited legitimate access to the Health Professional Online Services (HPOS) website, and senators wanted to know if the My Health Record could be