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Patients are being let down by lack of electronic health records, finds review

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3131 (Published 02 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3131
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. London

Patients have only limited access to electronic health records and their expectations are not being met by the NHS, according to the findings of a review into the roll-out of patient records across the United Kingdom.1

NHS organisations are also missing out on ways to save money and improve patient care because of the lack of large scale implementation and access to personal health records.

The review of current UK activity in personal electronic health and care records (PHRs) was carried out by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Health Informatics Unit for NHS England. It found a lack of available information on the use of …

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