Are My Medical Records Safe?

Stephen Elgar - Information Governance & Security Manager, London Programme for IT, working for NHS London


Stephen ElgarHealthcare has particular requirements for privacy and consent when it comes to the sharing of medical records. Current practice dictates that a patient’s medical record is collected and held within the organisation that is providing care. However, there is increased pressure from many stakeholders for enhanced record availability from different care providers and using different technologies for accessing medical records. How are Medical Records kept safe? What are the challenges facing NHS organisation and staff as records are shared more widely?

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