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:

Patients to get access to GP records via NHS.uk in September 2017

Laura Stevens

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!
David.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

https://bmcmedinformdecismak.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1472-6947-11-18

Not advocating either option, however, decentralised might be good for business. I wonder how many like me, that when moving doctors I might in the future, select a new provider based on my preference of software used in that practice. Having a competitive edge driven by both professions and patients could drive innovation, efficiency and competition? all good for jobs and growth. Government would then have a far stronger role in policy and standards, providing industry the rules by which to play, and conformance to standards regulations and policies. More importantly governments can stay neutral. Currently Canberra is not.

It could prove far better for genomic related undertakings than the current fragmented, poor quality centralised EHR we currently have. My concern here is that it seems the genomics community in Australia is being knowingly or unknowingly mislead in the benefits the MyHR has for precision and personalised medicines.