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What is Privacy Awareness? Privacy Awareness Week 2019

This year, Privacy Awareness Week runs from 12 - 18 May 2019 and there are a number of very relevant messages being touted by the many organisations involved. There are also considerable resources available that provide straight forward advice and guidance on privacy obligations and options, including help identifying aspects to not be concerned about.  Data collection and privacy ‘challenges’ are increasingly complex and yet increasingly crucial for organisations in creating and maintaining people’s trust and meeting the expectations for services delivered. Government agencies and private companies need to start by knowing their privacy obligations; this is what privacy awareness is about.

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Why I won't be opting out of My Health Record

Over the last six months, I have frequently been asked by people who know about my involvement with eHealth whether I am opting out or staying in My Health Record. To me, there is only one answer – of course I am staying in!  There may be limitations today but it is only by participating that we will see improvements in the quality of information and the real longer term value of the record in supporting health care.

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Are “outcomes” always outcomes? What are the data implications?

Good performance management requires priorities, objectives and outcome expectations to be aligned at all organisational levels. It requires the development of information that is useful for decision-making and contributes to better outcome reporting. An outcome indicator is a yardstick used in forming judgements about the extent of achievement of an objective - though it does not, it should be noted, of itself make the judgement.

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