Saturday, December 06, 2008

Security & web based electronic medical records

Houston Neal has posted an interesting discussion on The Software Advice Blog entitled The Double Standard for Web-Based EMRs . In it he questions why doctors would be happy for all their banking to occur over the Internet, but are unhappy to use similar technologies for their patients records.

He makes some good points and provides an interesting checklist of questions to ask software suppliers, but I feel he doesn't fully address the key point which is that many people would be much more worried about aspects of their health history (classically mental health, gynaecology or sexual health) being in the public domain than their financial details.

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