Tuesday, July 17, 2007

US loses 1.3m medical records

Now, why was it I opted out of the NHS centralised patient record database again?

The disappearance of one external hard drive — the sort one can buy in PC World for about £100 — contained 1.3 million sensitive medical records.

In England a loss on this scale could not happen with a breach of security at a GP practice. But the NPfIT's Care Records Service is due to store 50 million patient records.

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