Privacy. We’re beaten over the head with it daily. Don’t use unsecure email. Don’t divulge data to third parties. Don’t breach the privacy of doctor shoppers, prescription drug abusers, or violent patients. The big stick of million dollar fines awaits.

However, the elephant in the room is Government. It wants to be there for your smear, there for your tears, there in your private moments. Centrelink employees make the news each year by breaching privacy laws with little or no compensation for those affected.

Get the Government out of the consult room. Talk to your patients and give them care and value. It’s better all round.

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