Sunday, October 25, 2009

UK healthcare records sold in India

According to an ITV show (just viewable in the UK - see link below for short transcript) medical records of UK residents are sold on the black market in India. The service offered is very sophisticated, even promising to break down information based on disease categories.

Besides the ethical part of this, there are various other reasons that make me want to ask the US government to heavily regulate electronic medical records and not go the usual approach of having the market determine what is good for the companies offering the service...or was it the patient? Looking back I guess I am not the only one that has that confused.

Read more: ITV article, Pete Finnigan's blog

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