Statement on Telstra Health’s Argus secure messaging software

The Australian Digital Health Agency would like to confirm that secure messaging software – including Argus – does not connect to the My Health Record. Instead, this type of software allows one healthcare provider to send a message directly to another through a secure electronic channel.

The Agency understands that a vulnerability existed for a very small number of Telstra Health’s Argus customers operating without appropriate system security. The vulnerability has been addressed with a security patch and customers have been provided with the steps necessary to ensure they have the basic security settings in place. Telstra Health has communicated with its customers on multiple occasions about this vulnerability, the availability of the patch and steps on system security configuration.

If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, please contact Telstra Health.