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Health records in the future
A new guide that looks at shared Personal Health Records in the future has been launched by Pif – the Patient Information forum.
The guide has been published following a government promise that individuals will be able to access their GP records online by 2015.
This is part of the Department of Health’s information strategy – a 10-year framework for transforming information for the NHS, public health and social care. The focus of the strategy is to improve access to information.
Personal Health Records
But Pif believes that patients need more than read-only access to their records. It sets out a vision for shared Personal Health Records (PHRs) with the potential to change the way individuals are involved in managing and making decisions about their health.
Pif’s guide to accessing health records is aimed at practitioners, managers and patient organisations in health and social care in the UK. It offers a comprehensive look at what record access means and the challenges and potential solutions involved.
The guide outlines actions that need to be taken for shared Personal Health Records to be fully and widely adopted.
Read more about Pif’s Guide to Health Records Access and download the guide.