Friday, April 14, 2017
There Are Alternative Approaches To The Sharing Of Medical Records With Patients And Without A Centralised myHR. I Wonder Will They Be Considered At Any Point?
This appeared last week:
6 April 2017
Patients will be able to access their GP record via the revamped NHS.uk from September 2017, according to NHS Digital.
NHS Digital’s latest board papers, which were published 28 March, mention the aim and state a target go live date of 30 September 2017. A spokeswoman subsequently confirmed the timing to Digital Health News.
A spokesman for TPP, providers of the SystmOne EPR which is widely used in primary care, said the company is working with NHS Digital to give patients access to their GP record via NHS.uk. “TPP is providing access to SystmOnline APIs.”
He said the patient will be able to see their record, request and order repeat medication, view and book appointments, and exchange messages with their practice.
“We are working towards a September deadline for the personal health record to be available to everyone in the country.”
The citizen identity service is also due to go live on 30 September.
This will allow patients to securely login to NHS.uk.
Just so we are all clear there a ways of providing health IT to citizens without creating a risky privacy invading database which exists to be mined (maybe) at the Government’s pleasure. I wonder what alternative approaches will be explored in the upcoming ADHA Strategy. Not many I suspect!
Posted by Dr David More MB PhD FACHI at Friday, April 14, 2017