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Monday, June 28, 2010

Electronic Medical Records: Hundreds of files lost daily


D. Mail 25.6.10  Over 800 patient records are lost by the NHS every day. The missing info includes personal health records, diagnoses & details of treatments. Often electronic data is carelessly left unencryted & without proper password protection. Documents have been left in skips or stolen from unlocked cars & offices.

Critics say this raises questions over the new NHS online database of medical records. When complete next year, any doctor, nurse or health worker in UK will be able to look at our files.  

Alex Deane, director of Big Brother Watch said "The level of incompetence revealed by these data breaches is staggering. The NHS is clearly incapable of treating our private data with the necessary respect."

1 comment:

mel said...

I think they need to have a proper orientation in using electronic medical records
Anyway, thanks for sharing.