You might be shocked to realise that many organisations have easy access to your health information – but you don’t get that same access, nor can you check if it is correct.
Are we okay with not knowing our data?
When you think about your health data, do you think about who has access to various parts of your health information that make up the whole picture? You’ll be surprised to find out just how many organisations and people have access to your health data, usually with your consent.
Most people have shared their information with some, if not most of the following:
- Doctor’s offices and hospitals
- Insurance companies
- Specialist offices and therapists
- Schools and school nurses
- Pharmacies and pathologists, e.g. QML
- Allied health – dentists, physiotherapists, optometrists
- Jobs that require medical checks
- Organisations for overseas travel
- Fitness trackers and wearables
- …and potentially more
This is the reality of sharing our health data when we need to. Most people are aware that this is important part of receiving the healthcare you need. But do you have the same access to your own information? Do you know as much about your health as some of those organisations mentioned above?
Not all of your data is in a place for Australians to securely view it in a convenient way.
Wanngi – you and your health data
Wanngi is a place where you can create and contribute to your own health data. It is a private alternative that allows you to upload and where possible, access the same information that your health professionals use – and not only that but you’re able to input information for yourself.
When you upload documents in Wanngi they are available only for you to view. This ticks all the boxes for access, privacy and control over your own documents. Founder Maree Beare believes that if your health professionals have access to your information, you should be able to as well.
“Two years ago my vision was to create an app which gave consumers control over their health information, and where possible to give them the same access that clinicians and bureaucrats have,” Ms Beare said.
“When you use an app like Wanngi to create and contribute to a personal health record, you’re giving yourself priority access to your health information inside a secure app,” she said.
With Wanngi, you can be confident knowing what your health information is, and whether it is up to date. Wanngi brings together your health, wellness and fitness information and data so you can get the full picture from your own information.
Not only that, research into health information provided by consumers shows that it increases reassurance, confidence and satisfaction with health providers, as well as promotes greater personal responsibility and strengthens communication.
What about our privacy?
The Wanngi team are perfectionists when it comes to security. Consider the industry standard the starting point for our privacy and protection. High-level encryption and HIPAA-compliant protected health information storage means your data is as safe as possible. Not only that, Wanngi goes above and beyond the Australian Federal Government’s security guidelines.
There is a social movement happening across the health industry, as Australians are looking to be in complete control of their own health information with apps such as Wanngi.
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