Authorised clinical staff need access to clinical informationBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7331.240a (Published 26 January 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:240
- David Hutchon, consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist (DJRHutchon@Postmaster.co.uk)
- Memorial Hospital, Darlington DL3 6HX
EDITOR—Rigby et al make the point that it is difficult to ensure appropriate levels of confidentiality in electronic information systems to the point that the highly exacting requirements being demanded by independent commentators and professional bodies are difficult to satisfy without jeopardising the functioning of core services.1 It is not clear, however, how the TEAC health project has addressed this problem.
Software from a single supplier should provide a totally integrated system, but it may not contain all …