Wednesday, August 01, 2007

The future of electronic patient records

An interesting report from the British Computer Society about two recent conferences on the future of electronic patient records:

We considered what sort of society we wanted and recalled the warning of information commissioner Richard Thomas that the UK could 'sleepwalk into a surveillance society' as a result of collecting more and more information about people that is accessible to many people and shared across many boundaries; just what should shared health and care records aim to do?

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