The effort to spend stimulus money in order to force problematic electronic health records is a problem in the UK too.
Make sure you realize that there is an extreme risk to your data safety as the DC crowd falls victim to false claim of cost reduction and data protection to lower health industry costs.
"PATIENTS 'AT RISK' FROM ERRORS IN NEW MEDICAL FILES"
1 in 10 medical records on the new electronic database contains errors that could put patients at risk, doctors warn. They contain out of date information, errors on medication or etc.
Dr. Robert Morley executive secretary of Birmingham said that the company which is running the database "Connecting for Health" knew of the error rate but has not taken action. The BMA called for the system to be halted until problems are solved. Daily Telegraph 17.7.10
A representation from the 20 or so related posts from Natural Health News
Jun 28, 2010
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 ...
Nov 25, 2009
Patients should be able to decide whether to have electronic or paper medical records, and not have the government require electronic records, which are then included in a nationally linked database. 3. REAL-TIME HEALTH AND FINANCIAL ...
Apr 29, 2010
The issue of one single set of rules for insurance billing was promulgated in the 1970s. It is now almost 40 years since this was proposed and someone is actually showing what many, including me, have been saying. ...
Jun 20, 2009
Jun 20, 2009
"Data-mining" firms — which gather electronic information on the drugs prescribers order for their patients, then sell that information to pharmaceutical companies — have sued to block laws restricting their activities in New Hampshire, ...