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There is nothing more weird than folk

I had to go into hospital for the day last week. I was sent a letter with instructions on what I needed to do and what I needed to bring, pyjamas, slippers and a book etc. 529 more words

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Edmonton man outraged after information breach by city hospital

Watch above: An Edmonton man is speaking out after he was given another patient’s documents while being discharged from a city hospital. Included in those papers was a prescription for medication containing codeine, which he’s allergic to. 406 more words


destination to be decided

I have to admit that accessing the healthcare system, looking for a diagnosis, often reminds me of the log ride at the fair.

Why the log ride and not a roller coaster, you ask? 617 more words


Computerized Medical Records Subject To Cyber Attacks

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – More and more hospitals are becoming computerized and the revolutionary changes are great for healthcare but two articles in the… 86 more words

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Vili's wins access to patients from salmonella outbreak

ABC News 4 July 2014

Adelaide bakery owner Vili Milisits has been granted access to personal details of people who suffered salmonella poisoning, as part of a defamation claim against the South Australian Government

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The Peter Sowerby commissioning report: bringing together primary and secondary care data to improve patient care

By Imperial College London (2014)

After a year long investigation, the Sowerby Commission, a group of experts established by the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London with a grant from the Peter Sowerby Foundation, has concluded that there are major benefits to health from sharing records, first by ensuring all staff caring for a patient have access to details of  their condition, medication and test results, and secondly to improve care for the whole population through audit and research – the results of which should be advertised to bolster public support. 6 more words