Monday, April 25, 2005

Alarm as private Australian medical files go offshore

Offshoring of medical information processing is not only a concern in North America ... Australians are also raising it as an issue:

Alarm as private medical files go offshore - Next -

"... Lyndie Arkell, CEO of Melbourne-based Ozescribe, believes sending such sensitive information overseas could breach Australia's national privacy legislation and certainly puts that information at risk. Ms Arkell points to a recent case in the US in which a woman in Pakistan who had been transcribing medical documents for doctors in America threatened to post patient details on the internet unless she was paid money that she claimed was owing to her...."

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