About technology, travel and lifestyle, by Tom Worthington.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Where are my digital health records?
Amanda Cattermole, CEO of the Australian Digital Health Agency
Greetings from the Tech in Government conference in Canberra, where Amanda Cattermole, CEO of the Australian Digital Health Agency, is speaking on "The Future of Health is Digital". The CEO is claiming rapid increases in the use of My Health Record. However, when I contracted COVID-19 in March, and became a patient of NSW's virtual hospital, my health record was of no use. I registered my details with NSW Health, and was contacted by a nurse from the virtual hospital. They had no access to any of my medical details, and I had to go through everything which might have been relevant. The care I received was excellent, but could have been better if there were national medical records available. I paid my taxes, I attended hospitals pharmacists, and I did not opt out of digital health records, so where are they?