Can you really spy on patients via the My Health Record?

If you believe a recent media report, and some doctors, My Health Records are so badly secured that more than half a million people could potentially spy on individual patients’ medical records.

The News Corp article described the setup as a “bungle”.

But if you believe other doctors — or the Department of Health — this idea is ridiculous.

The argument is yet another controversy for the much-maligned national e-health records system, which has cost the government $2 billion and counting.

Opposition health spokesperson Catherine King seized upon

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