4 June 2018

Will you opt out of the My Health Record? If so, why?

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Take this quick survey so we can gauge what GPs think of the upcoming MHR opt out. Click HERE to take survey.

After last week’s GPDU18 poll  on the My Health Record (MHR) I got the odd (sensible) person telling me that the story, in which we reported that over 60% of GPs at the conference said they would be opting out of the MHR, featured a poll was hardly scientific and had a very low sample (124) –  but it was an interesting question.

What was the question, I hear you thinking?

“If you haven’t created an MHR yet, will you be opting out of it in the coming months.”  Out of 124 responses, 63% said they would opt out, which was a bit of a shock.

So we’ve determined to go wider and see what a more general population of GPs think about the MHR. Apparently, GPDU types are not a well distributed survey population of GPs (they read The Guardian too much).

This will only take you a few minutes, we will not collect any of your personal data, and it’s important. Why? I can think of a few reasons:

  • If GPs really aren’t bought into the MHR yet then how are they going to effectively communicate it’s utility to the general public over the next few months?
  • If they aren’t bought in, how come the ADHA thinks that they mostly are? And where is the disconnect? At the moment it feels like the ADHA thinks that the GPs are pretty much all on board with the MHR. But that might be them talking too much to the top brass at the AMA and the RACGP, who are on board. As we know, the RACGP and AMA  saying something does not mean GPs as a whole agree.
  • If the  GP community isn’t behind the MHR, wouldn’t it make sense to understand why?

So please take a few minutes and let us know your thoughts. We will publish the results in the coming week.

Take survey HERE

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Dr Ian Colclough
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Dr Ian Colclough
1 year 10 days ago

Regardless of the functionality, security, and benefits or lack thereof, of the MHR any resistance to adoption by doctors will inevitably be countered by the imposition of financial inducements, which some might perceive to be more akin to penalties.

However, in theory that should not be necessary if the ADHAs claims are to be believed and if the benefits and functionality of the MHR are sufficiently compelling as to make it unreasonable for doctors not to embrace it and encourage their patients to do likewise.

Lou Lewis
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Lou Lewis
1 year 14 days ago
Many many years ago a government tried to introduce a card called the ‘Australia card’ which was the card to replace all cards and allow governments to keep track of its citizens, their shopping habits ,their travel habits and so on. A few years later another government tried to introduce a card call the PECHR (or something like that) which would include all the patients medical history and also act as a tracking system in that it could tell where you went for holidays if you bought anything from a chemist or visited a doctor and so on. They then… Read more »
Justin Stevens
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Justin Stevens
1 year 14 days ago

Sorry for my ignorance here, but are there many doctors who don’t believe in vaccinations?

Jeremy Knibbs
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Jeremy Knibbs
1 year 14 days ago

Justin,

can you clarify a bit. Are you saying that the MHR is going to improve vaccination rates? Which of course it might as it has vaccination data.

Lou Lewis
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Lou Lewis
1 year 14 days ago

Justin
I don’t think there are many but maybe this American site ( doctors against vaccines ) may give you some insight .
cheers
Lou

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