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Managing health information in New Zealand: An analysis of the health information privacy principles

By Felix B. Tan and Gehan Gunasekara


The New Zealand Health Information Service has recently established a national health register. At the heart of this development are three national databases. These applications and their functions are presented. Other initiatives currently being explored are also discussed. The paper contends that these initiatives under the guise of advancing the nation\u27s health may instead be infringing the privacy of the nation\u27s citizens. An analysis of New Zealand\u27s privacy legislation to the development of such a centralized health system is detailed. The paper concludes by considering the possibility of hidden agendas despite the provisions of the nation\u27s privacy rules

Topics: information management, evolution, computer, information, Management Information Systems
Publisher: CSUSB ScholarWorks
Year: 1999
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