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Doctors back My Health Record as the way of the future

A peak doctors group is confident there are sufficient cyber-security protections in place for a new digital health record database.

More than 20-thousand people have already opted-out of the My Health Record.

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) Chairman Doctor Nathan Pinskier tells Steve Price it will be a useful tool for patients and doctors.

“There are some fantastic use cases, particularly in the after-hours world.

“If a patient is seen by a local doctor at two in the morning, that information may or may not get back to the regular GP.

“In the future, it’ll be on their record. Patients who are travelling, grey nomads this time of year.”

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