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Medical records: We haven't fully considered the dangers of online access warns Prof Gene Feder

"In the absence of robust evidence about effectiveness and safety, we need a public debate about implementation, potential harms and safeguards of online access to medical records." -- Prof Gene Feder

29 April 2016

While online access to medical records is seen as a good thing by many, Prof Gene Feder, a GP and an expert in domestic violence research, is worried about coercion. Patients may be forced to unwillingly give others access to their online record or GPs, worried about coercion or information leakage within households, may not record anything deemed to be sensitive, including early concerns about abuse or maltreatment.

Click here to read Prof Feder's opinion piece in the magazine Pulse.

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