Health Records

After losing his sister to cancer, a former Apple exec wants to make it easier for patients to get their health records

Anil Sethi was the director of health records at Apple until his sister was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, and given weeks to live. After traveling with her to different doctors across the country, and helping carry her records, Sethi created his own company to pull together harder-to-find records, such as scans and pathology reports. 

NHS patient data upload delayed by two months, says UK

The UK’s decision to set back the start date of a new patient data-sharing scheme by two months has been welcomed by privacy campaigners, who have claimed it was being rushed through without sufficient public scrutiny. The centralised database of medical records from 55 million people was due to come online on 1 July, but …

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Campaigners challenge NHS England’s latest plan to share patient data

Remember the Care.data debacle? Now, a new move by NHS England to move the records of 55 million patients into a database that will be accessible by third-party companies is under fire by privacy campaigners, who claim it could be unlawful.  The new General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) service was unveiled earlier …

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The Drive To Standardize Records: Progress or Chaos?

By MERLE BUSHKIN I recently asked my Primary Care Physician’s Medical Records Department for copies of my records covering the last eight months during which I had four office visits, five blood draws, and nine brief email exchanges. I should add that my PCP uses one of the two most popular EMR systems. To my …

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