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Cybersecurity – A Brave New World

As a tragic lover of all things Harry Potter, the following quote from the Chamber of Secrets sums cybersecurity up for me: “Fear of a name only increases fear of the thing itself.

We tend to think of cybersecurity as not our problem, but one that it belongs to IT. But does it really? Cybersecurity needs to be lifted out of the realms of I, it is everybody’s responsibility. Good cybersecurity knowledge is a key component in keeping an individual’s private information safe in the new digital age.

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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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Review of the Health Information Management Association Australia 2018 National Conference: engaging the next generation!

When I graduated (yes last century!), the main employment opportunities for a new graduate was in a public hospital managing their Medical Records Department – responsible for manual PMI (5x7 inch index cards), assembling, filing and retrieving paper-based records, using your analytic and problem-solving skills to locate lost records, mortality and morbidity data reporting and medico legal correspondence. Today the language of healthcare and the technology has changed - we have digitisation of health information, a plethora of data readily available for analytics and research; the beginnings of artificial intelligence within an MRD, data interoperability, and a milestone with the MyHealth Record!

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