UK halts Summary Care Record program

Last week, we reported about the anemically low usage rate of the Summary Care Record in the UK. Now, we learn that the national Department of Health would suspend uploading of any more patient records until public awareness is higher. The reason? Privacy. Physicians and other care providers must ask patients each time they want to access the records. But, the Daily Telegraph reports, "The British Medical Association (BMA) warned that many people were not even aware of the scheme, let alone the fact that they could 'opt out.' In some cases, letters informing patients of their rights had gone missing," the paper adds. Article

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