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The NHS Patient Records Database Andrew Gaynor CS5308 Coursework December 2005 Can It Be? Should It Be? Will It Be?

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1 The NHS Patient Records Database Andrew Gaynor CS5308 Coursework December 2005 Can It Be? Should It Be? Will It Be?

2 Can It Be? – The Technology Hardware Servers Networks – Internet + Local Clients Software Databases Browsers Netware Security People Politicians Medical Professionals IT Professionals Patients

3 Should It Be? - The Ethics Security & Privacy Integrity & accuracy of data Patient access rights Who controls access ? Cost Started at ~ £ 6 bn Then up to £ 9 bn Latest estimate ~ £ 13 bn Human Cost 27% of medication errors caused by poor information availability 1200 deaths/year as result of medication errors (England and Wales)

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5 Will It Be?- The Reality Huge project Liable to huge cost overrun Opposition from various groups Poor track record for large public funded schemes Air Traffic Control, Tax Credits, Passport Office etc.. Some exceptions…MOT

6 Conclusion Can it be?Yes Should it be ?Probably Will it be ?

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