Tories to let patients amend medical records online

Patients could amend their own medical records and leave comments on symptoms, medication and treatment, under radical plans unveiled by the Conservatives today.

In a move which could be dubbed “Wiki-health”, a Tory government under David Cameron will allow people to access online health records, which are currently restricted. Patients would be prevented from changing key details, but could amend personal medical information.

In a move that could prompt fears of invasion of privacy, patients could also share their data with third parties, such as gyms, private clinics or weight-loss groups, and join online “communities” of people with the same condition or illness to swap experiences and receive support.

Read more in The Independent.

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  1. Anonymous - September 15, 2009

    As long as the patients control what they share and what not to share and the information is in secure confidential host, it might be worth trying.

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