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Enabling Patient Access to Their Data

April 27, 2013

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A British Government report in the UK has recommended that patients should be given full access to their personal health records: “The review goes far beyond the government’s target that by 2015 GP practices in England must offer online access to records to patients – so far just 61 out of 6,200 surgeries have done so.” This will undoubtedly raise the spectre of security but if these issues could be addressed, it is obvious that this could have a positive impact on patient safety.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/apr/26/patients-access-medical-records

 

John Sculley on Cloud Computing in HealthCare

May 20, 2012
Interesting interview with John Sculley on the effect the cloud will have on healthcare in the next decade or so:
”I’m working with a company right now where we’re doing this – you can track in real time peoples’ vital signs and take that data, you can imagine that’s massive amounts of data when you’re tracking each individual in real time, the vital signs – it could be their heart, could be how much they weigh, could be their fluid retention, could be even tracking proteomics, which are protein changes inside the body.”
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