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Patients should have right to interact with their electronic records, report says

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4084 (Published 17 June 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g4084
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. 1London, UK

Patents should be given a legal right to access their electronic health records, “interact with” them, and share them as they choose, a group of experts has recommended.

The NHS should compensate patients when data are lost or irresponsibly used, and trusts should lose their accreditation for training if they do not use electronic health records extensively, according to the Peter Sowerby Commission.1

“Failure to implement systems effectively is a regulatory issue,” it said.

The commission was set up by Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation and led by its executive chairman, Thomas Hughes-Hallett.*

In a report …

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