11 Aug 2014

Report raises concerns about medical records system

From Nine To Noon, 9:33 am on 11 August 2014

Privacy report raises serious concerns about Shared Care medical Records system. Personal medical data held by GP's is now shared with hospitals and pharmacists - who access the information via a portal. A report by the Privacy Commissioner raises issues about patient consent and knowledge of the portals, whether there are sufficient protocols in place to protect patient privacy - and whether there is enough governance of the system to warrant patient trust. Mark Peterson is the chair of the Medical Association and a Hawkes Bay GP. Nigel Miller - Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) (Chief Medical Officer)