Whose records? Access in the digital age

Antony Chuter, chairman elect of the RCGP's Patient Partnership Group, will join IT experts to discuss the ethics around sharing patient records.

Antony Chuter: Whose records? Access in the digital age at the RCGP Annual Conference 2009
Antony Chuter: Whose records? Access in the digital age at the RCGP Annual Conference 2009

Computerisation of health records offers the prospect of rapid sharing of data and information in ways that are not possible with paper records. The potential benefits of this, in terms of patient safety, and efficiency and flexibility of healthcare provision have been widely promoted. There is, however, disagreement about just what should be shared, and by what mechanism.

 

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