Friday, 1 April 2011

Join the Opt Out

The NHS have spent the last 8 years trying to develop a nationwide electronic medical record. Its a long , sorry , tortuous tale. All the usual suspects are present
 - politicians who want short term sound -good sound bites and unrealistic expectations
- large companies seeking to make a lot of money at the publics' expense
- ineptitude from a wide range of people.
-the 'it will be alright on the night' attitude to problems 

Many  of the problems that occurred along the way are highlighted in the NHS-23 wiki.

Many people have had serious concerns about this whole enterprise.
Some of the more general concerns are listed in the website of The Big Optout 

and more specific concerns about privacy on the openrights website. A GP has made a comprehensive catalogue of potential problems

There are frequent breaches of confidentiality relating to data held in government IT systems. And in spite of sincere words in the Care Records Guarantee , one of the fundamental problems in IT security ( the people who use the systems) are unchanged. So this system will be no more or less secure than others .

Ive opted out . You should as well

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