It's not the 'computerisation of patient data' that's the problem (I mean, have you seen the paperwork the keep at your local GP), it's 'keeping it all in one place' that's the problem. It introduces single point of failure problem - if it goes wrong, everyone suffers. It provides a single attack point for hackers / insurance companies / etc. It takes control of personal information out of the patient's hands entirely.
A much better solution is to have patient details stored at the GPs surgery and define a framework to allow other GPs, hospitals, A&E departments and so on to access the data. GPs would then be involved in the patients data access providing an extra level of control over the data.
- Pics Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next
- Review Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
- Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know
- YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
- Human spacecraft dodge COMET CHUNKS pelting off Mars