The following excellent article on the UK NHSs Shared Care Record (SCR) appeared recently.
In the summary time
The creation of Summary Care Records for 50m was the most high profile and contentious of the national projects set up by the National Programme for IT in the NHS. Patients were supposed to view and add to these records via the website organiser, HealthSpace. Rebecca Todd looks at the bumpy path of these data-sharing initiatives.
20 June 2012
Delivering 21st Century IT promised to build a life-long health record service that would give healthcare staff and patients access to universally available, secure, accurate and up to date health records.
The National Programme for IT in the NHS, which took forward the strategy, turned this commitment into the NHS Care Records Service.
On the one hand, it set up a national project to create a Summary Care Record a central record of a patients health status that was intended to provide vital information for staff working...
This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.