Hospital prepares to test use of “cloud” technology for sharing patient recordsBMJ 2011; 342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d3938 (Published 21 June 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d3938
- Michael Cross
Patients and their home carers will share clinical information with GPs and staff in an NHS acute trust across an “information cloud” if a London research project bears fruit. Demonstrations will begin next month at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital of a system designed to seamlessly integrate acute, primary, and home care, the project’s leaders said this week.
The so called “e-health cloud” will test one approach to the government’s stated ambition for NHS patients in England to take control of their health records. It will also attract intense scrutiny over …