Talk:Medical privacy

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What besides information privacy[edit]

What else is their besides medical record privacy? --Gbleem 08:21, 8 December 2006 (UTC)

There are also questions of physical privacy. Control of who can see/touch/do what to one's person. e.g. Image:Gynaecology-1822.jpg Zodon (talk) 23:56, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Class review[edit]


1. I recommend a 'See also' heading be added (before 'References'). As Electronic Medical Records and Patient Records are mentioned, links to these articles could be helpful for readers ('Electronic medical record' and 'Patient health record' are the relevant links). In addition, a particularly useful link to include would be the 'Electronic Health Record' (EHR) article, this covers privacy and confidentiality issues related to the EHR.

2. I also recommend a section for Australia be added under the heading 'Privacy situation by country'. The 2012 introduction of the Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) has raised pertinent privacy and confidentiality concerns.

I am an Australian university student participating in a Health Informatics project focusing on EHRs. I have an interest in contributing to the 'Medical privacy' article, with a particular focus on the Australian context. Over the next couple of months I hope to contribute to the improvement of this article, as a Wiki editor. Cathy Davis 5IHC (talk) 11:43, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Peer Review for Australia - eHealth section[edit]

Quality of Writing

  • The Australian eHealth section of the article complies with the standard writing conventions, that is, well written with correct spelling, good grammar structure, consistent verb tense and punctuation.
  • The information provided is clear, concise, objective and well organised in a coherent format.

Use of References

  • Information provided is based on accurate and reliable sources with many inline citations from a variety of sources such journals and Australian government websites.
  • Most of the references used are relevant, important, and are of good/scholarly quality.
  • The writer has also provided a few internal wikilinks for readers to do further reading and research on the subject.


  • There is evidence that the information provided is based on extensive and careful research.
  • The information provided is interesting and very informative with the following good points:
    • a clear introduction of the Australian PCEHR and its purposes
    • how PCEHR addresses security, privacy and confidentiality issues to protect patients’ health information from unauthorised access
    • good detail research on PCEHR privacy and confidentiality issues.


  • Text font and size are consistent with the rest of the article
  • Clear heading title on the subject topic

Suggestions for article

  • If patients are withholding important health information from their health care providers how does (or did) PCHEHR operator address this issue?
  • Provide external http links to journal articles for quick referencing.

Daphne Soh (talk) 10:37, 19 May 2013 (UTC)

Comments from Lakshmi[edit]

  • The article is well written with good introductory lines explaining the topic.section Australia e-health is well written covering most of the privacy aspects in Australia.
  • The topic is well researched with a good description of Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record.
  • The section has obeyed the Wikipedia style and formatting guidelines in respect to bold title headings, linking technical terms to Wikipedia articles and links to external articles.


  • I would recommend adding references to other sections of the article.
  • I would also recommend a further reading section to the article.

Lakshmi Devineni (talk) 11:29, 19 May 2013 (UTC)