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To opt in or opt out of electronic patient records?: Integration technology is key to success

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 13 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:146
  1. Jon M Orrell, general practitioner (
  1. Royal Crescent Surgery, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7BY

    EDITOR—Watson's case that patients should have to opt out of national electronic care records is compelling.1 In the Hampshire and Isle of Wight's successful records service, however, the key feature was the use of computer integration software (XML Graphnet), which provided a breakthrough in confidentiality while linking diverse and unrelated systems together.

    The alternative method …

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