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Russell Kennedy Health Insights 12 November 2018
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • November 12 2018

The first national Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Clinical Care Standard (Standard) has been developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and


Number of notified data breaches holds steady in September 2018
  • Russell Kennedy
  • USA, Australia
  • November 1 2018

We recently highlighted that the health sector appeared to be the most vulnerable to data breaches. On 30 October 2018, the Office of the Australian


Tribunal upholds patient Review Panel refusal to provide IVF treatment to couple
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • August 30 2018

A couple, with the pseudonyms RGJ and OMU, sought IVF treatment as RGJ had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and they had struggled to conceive. However


The Australian Medical Association (AMA) raises concerns on revised Code of Conduct for Doctors
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • August 30 2018

The AMA submitted commentary on the revised Code of Conduct for Doctors in Australia to the Medical Board of Australia. The AMA’s President Dr Tony


Health sector most vulnerable to data breaches
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • August 29 2018

In July 2018, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released a report summarising about notifications received under the


Government’s plans to strengthen privacy protections for my health record
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • August 17 2018

In a media release on 31 July 2018, the Federal Minister for Health, Mr Greg Hunt announced that the Government will strengthen privacy provisions


Refreshed food allergen portal released
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • August 17 2018

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) has launched its new Food Allergen Portal (Portal), which is designed to make it easier for people to


Australia’s largest cosmetic surgery clinic subject to parliamentary inquiry
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • August 17 2018

A Parliamentary inquiry commenced regarding the NSW Cosmetic Institute’s failure to employ experienced and qualified surgeons to perform breast


Subpoenaed Medical Records - What Should Practitioners Do?
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • July 26 2018

Medical practitioners are often requested to release their patients’ medical records to courts under subpoenas. However some medical organisations


Subpoenaed Medical Records - What Should Practitioners Do?
  • Russell Kennedy
  • Australia
  • July 26 2018

This article explains what a subpoena is and what practitioners can do if they want to object to their patients' medical records being used as