At times I feel like this is the minority view. I spend a lot of time listening to propaganda in the media and from many clinicians about how insecure it is to have my medical records online, how anyone could hack into the system and read about my in growing toenail. Now, I accept there are limitations with any method of storing data, but the backlash against electronic patient records assumes that the current system is secure.
A recent incident got me thinking. I don’t believe my paper health records are particularly secure. I’ve got three examples where I know they weren’t:
• Whenever I went to clinic as a child my dad’s cousin who worked at the hospital in;