Ley spruiks patient control in e-Health announcement

OPT-OUT e-Health trials will begin in parts of NSW and Queensland early next year in about one million patients, Health Minister Sussan Ley has revealed.

In a speech to be delivered at the National Press Club in Canberra today, Ms Ley will also say the government wants to enable patients "open-source access" to their health data.

"What if we, as a government, got out of the way and gave consumers full access to their own personalised health data and full control over how they choose to use it?" she will ask.

"Why can’t we allow