NZ privacy commissioner rejects vendors' “alarmist” data breach claims

New Zealand's privacy commissioner has rejected a petition by four health IT companies that it investigate a new patient database introduced by Auckland primary health organisation ProCare, saying there was no substance to allegations that it had potentially breached the data of up to 800,000 patients.

Commissioner John Edwards took the four companies to task over going public with their claims, saying making “alarmist claims” could cause unnecessary anxiety for patients and undermine confidence in the health system.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

Tags: Best Practice, HealthLink, Medtech Global, ProCare, My Practice NZ

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