Government-run Healthcare: UK’s medical records go online without consent
Posted by FactReal on March 10, 2010
|UK government is rushing to publish medical records…before the patients try to stop them. One more reason not to have government in charge of our health care. ObamaCare-lovers, beware!
Via UK Telegraph:
|Those who do not wish to have their details on the £11 billion computer system are supposed to be able to opt out by informing health authorities.
But doctors have accused the Government of rushing the project through, meaning that patients have had their details uploaded to the database before they have had a chance to object.
The scheme, one of the largest of its kind in the world, will eventually hold the private records of more than 50 million patients.
But it has been dogged by accusations that the private information held on it will not be safe from hackers.
The British Medical Association claims that records have been placed on the system without patients’ knowledge or consent.
It follows allegations that the Government wanted to complete the project before the Conservatives had a chance to cancel it.