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Northcott is a not-for-profit organisation that provides services and innovation for people living with disability. Lee, the head of operations, tells me there is great opportunity to share information between a person’s healthcare providers and Northcott’s service providers.

Friday, 15 December 2017

The Commonwealth’s Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act) applies to Australian government entities and all health service providers in the private sector, regardless of size.

It is therefore essential that software developers are aware that all health service providers are required by law to protect the security and privacy of individual health information and that requirements may vary depending on jurisdiction. 

Friday, 15 December 2017

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