Government and BMA may reach compromise on records system

Cross, Michael
June 2008
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);6/21/2008, Vol. 336 Issue 7658, p1398
Academic Journal
The article discusses an agreement which may be reached between the National Health Service (NHS) and the British Medical Association (BMA) in Great Britain regarding the use of electronic health records. A description of the compromise, in which patients are required to give permission whenever their electronic health records are viewed, is given. The opinions of David Nicholson, the chief executive of the NHS, and GIllian Braunold, the clinical director of the program which is creating the electronic records, regarding the potential agreement regarding the electronic records are presented.


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