Health consumers need to be confident that their private medical records will not be accessed by those not authorised to see them. HCA responded in 2016 to the revelations that 21 staff members in SA’s public health system had accessed patient records without clearance over the last 12 months. You can read HCA's statement on the privacy breaches here.
HCA joined the review looking at the related policies and practices subsequently announced by the Health Minister.
SA Health has committed to publicly reporting privacy breaches on a quarterly basis. The latest update on breaches is available here.