I am horrified and I become more aware of the ethical and confidentialty issues involved in this . The NHS IT Spine project is writ large in my thoughts and has come under constant criticism, the latest of which centres on the curtailment of its major contractor for the south of
Microsoft is intimately involved in US web-based “Personal Health Records” (as are Google, Walmart etc etc) initiatives. The NHS Connecting for Health “project” wants all our health/medical records online using Microsoft software.
Is this data accurate?
Polyclinics gone mad, NHS IT Spine gone mad. But I would rather have “my data” controlled by the nationalised and centralised NHS than by Google or Microsoft or Wallmart ...
I can only say that I am grateful we still have a (even if semi-) “socialised” system, that the NHS Spine/Connecting for Health totally fucked-up project is still in the hands of the NHS (or is it?)
Fuck ... with all of them.
P.S. Dr Wes points to the ludicrous system of hospital and physician ratings supported by these Personal Health Record websites. The