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Patients in Wales to take control of medical records

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2982 (Published 20 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2982
  1. Matthew Limb
  1. London

The NHS in Wales has moved closer to adopting a privately developed, online health records system designed to put patients in control of their personal information and care.

The system, called Patients Know Best, has been awarded a national framework contract by the Welsh government. It allows patients with smartphones and other devices to organise their personal records in an internet based account, add information, and share it with others, including hospitals and GPs.

The interactive platform was developed by a for profit, Cambridge based software company, also called Patients Know Best, which is backed by venture capital investors and already has contracts with NHS organisations in England.1

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board established the national framework …

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