U.K. physicians say "nyet"

May 11, 2007

Buffeted by delays and other problems in building a national electronic records system, 66 percent of British general practitioners say they won't allow their patients' records to be shared through the National Health Service's Summary Care Record program (iHealthBeat, April 25). The other physicians say they'll advise their patients to share their health information.

Buffeted by delays and other problems in building a national electronic records system, 66 percent of British general practitioners say they won't allow their patients' records to be shared through the National Health Service's Summary Care Record program (iHealthBeat, April 25). The other physicians say they'll advise their patients to share their health information.

Fully eighty percent of the physicians surveyed believe that sharing electronic health records can threaten patients' confidentiality.