department of health

Govt concedes COVIDSafe app 'rarely used' in overdue report

Govt concedes COVIDSafe app 'rarely used' in overdue report

Puts it down to low transmission rates and strong manual tracing.
Jul 30 2021 7:00AM
Govt forced to release overdue COVIDSafe report

Govt forced to release overdue COVIDSafe report

But redacts most of it.
Jul 23 2021 11:01AM
HealthEngine to build Australia's vaccine booking platform

HealthEngine to build Australia's vaccine booking platform

Expected to be live within weeks.
Mar 8 2021 4:41PM
Govt readies IT systems for Australia's Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Govt readies IT systems for Australia's Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Inside the supply chain effort.
Dec 17 2020 6:48AM
Health dept extends Datacom outsourcing deal for $160m

Health dept extends Datacom outsourcing deal for $160m

Two more years.
Jun 25 2020 6:54AM
Australia launches COVID-19 app, WhatsApp chat

Australia launches COVID-19 app, WhatsApp chat

But no contact tracing functionality, yet.
Mar 30 2020 10:51AM
My Health Record de-identified data sharing plans pushed back

My Health Record de-identified data sharing plans pushed back

Basic governance not in place after two years.
Feb 14 2020 7:03AM
Medicare data matching laws waved through

Medicare data matching laws waved through

Despite privacy concerns.
Dec 6 2019 1:00PM
Privacy fears over proposed Medicare data matching scheme

Privacy fears over proposed Medicare data matching scheme

Laws don't go far enough.
Nov 11 2019 1:35PM
Health dept's Datacom outsourcing deal climbs to $321m

Health dept's Datacom outsourcing deal climbs to $321m

After service consumption change.
Nov 1 2019 12:01PM
Can a govt-wide open source messaging platform really cost just $150k?

Can a govt-wide open source messaging platform really cost just $150k?

DTA chief pushes the envelope as messaging times slashed from days to minutes.
Oct 30 2019 7:04AM
Govt proposes Medicare data matching scheme for fraud crackdown

Govt proposes Medicare data matching scheme for fraud crackdown

Could source data from private health insurers.
Sep 24 2019 11:21AM
Govt releases My Health Record secondary data use plan

Govt releases My Health Record secondary data use plan

Provides more detail on opt-out model.
May 11 2018 4:22PM
My Health Record will share de-identified data by default

My Health Record will share de-identified data by default

But opt-out controls to be built in.
May 8 2018 11:43AM
Govt details plan to share de-identified e-health data

Govt details plan to share de-identified e-health data

Begins consultation process.
Oct 6 2017 11:48AM
Health starts briefing vendors on new Medicare IT

Health starts briefing vendors on new Medicare IT

Meetings begin this week.
Jan 9 2017 3:15PM
Health surges toward Medicare payments system tender

Health surges toward Medicare payments system tender

Govt commits to replacing legacy tech itself.
Oct 19 2016 11:26AM
Health pulls Medicare dataset after breach of doctor details

Health pulls Medicare dataset after breach of doctor details

[Updated] Researchers say govt encryption was poor.
Sep 29 2016 11:27AM
Govt releases billion-line 'de-identified' health dataset

Govt releases billion-line 'de-identified' health dataset

Medicare claims dating back to 1984 available online.
Aug 15 2016 12:26PM
Health dept wants advice on de-identifying My Health Record data

Health dept wants advice on de-identifying My Health Record data

Prepares for unprecedented insight into Australia's wellbeing.
Nov 30 2015 9:27AM

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