Concerns over $220 million Telstra Health contract’s ‘lack of transparency’

The nation’s peak medical lobby group has raised concerns over a “lack of transparency” around the awarding of a $220 million government contract to Telstra to manage sensitive medical records. The register, which will combine the data of nine existing ones, is due to go live in May next year. Federal Minister for Health Sussan Ley. ¬†Photo: Paul Jeffers Writing to the Senate inquiry examining the bill, the Australian Medical Association’s senior policy adviser,¬†Jodette Kotz, said that while the AMA did not oppose outsourcing clinical registries “in principle”, it noted there had been ” a lack of transparency around the…
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