New technologies facilitate the recording of healthcare consultations. While there have been demonstrated benefits for patients, there are also concerns about medico-legal risks and a lack of appropriate regulation.
To coincide with the launch of the Collaborative for Better Health and Regulation on 1 June 2022, we held a panel discussion to explore the legal, ethical and professional issues raised by consultation audio recordings in healthcare settings.
View the discussion
To find out more about this topic click on the following options or contact lead researcher Dr Megan Prictor.
How to make it OK to record medical appointments
Clear processes are needed for recording medical consultations. New research aims to help patients and providers to record openly
Research@UniMelb on regulation of consultation audio recording in healthcare
Patients may be empowered by being able to listen again to their consultation and share it with family.
Podcast – Recording healthcare consultations, Medical Journal of Australia
Dr Megan Prictor discusses legal considerations around recording healthcare consultations.
The SecondEars smartphone app will be designed to facilitate the audio-recordings of hospital consultations, with a focus on convenience, and feasibility.