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Weekly Overseas Health IT Links - 7th July, 2012.

July 7th, 2012 by davidmore
Here are a few I have come across last week. Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment. ----- http://www.cmaj.ca/site/earlyreleases/26june12_uk-unveils-patient-centred-electronic-health-strategy.xhtml NEWS June 26, 2012 UK unveils patient-centred electronic health strategy Completing a full retreat from an e-health strategy based on centralized national records, the government of the United Kingdom has unveiled a 10-year blueprint that aims to put the power of information in the hands of patients. Among pledges is a plan to compel all general practices to offer patients electronic access to their health records, electronic appointment scheduling, electronic renewal of prescriptions and electronic communication with the practice by 2015. Its part of a focus on patient-centred innovations, UK...

This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.
 
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