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Asia Pacific Dashboard Digest | Queensland's ieMR project raises data privacy concerns Related reading: Notes from the IAPP Editorial Director, April 19, 2019

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According to Queensland University of Technology Innovation Law Professor Matthew Rimmer, Queensland Health’s $600 million integrated electronic medical record project has a “whole host of issues,” the Brisbane Times reports. Rimmer notes that one of the most glaring issues of the state’s ieMR project is that clinicians have access to edit the medical data of all patients in public hospitals that have the project installed and operational. “That seems a terrible approach, surely one would want to engage in data minimisation,” Rimmer said. A September 2018 letter from the Australian Medical Association Queensland to Queensland Health Director-General Michael Walsh noted concern at the access and warned of “adverse events” that could result.
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