8 Oct 2019

Ministry of Health checking patient info is secure

From Morning Report, 6:17 am on 8 October 2019

The Ministry of Health says it will commission independent reviews to make sure information held by district health boards and primary health organisations is secure. It follows the disclosure that medical data of up to a million people in the lower North Island could be in criminal hands after the website of PHO Tu Ora Compass was hacked. The director-general of health, Ashley Bloomfield spoke to RNZ health correspondent Karen Brown.