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Databases for facilitating data sharing in the UK NHS

Akram, Ansha and Juric, Radmila and Ranganathan, M. and Slevin, Lindi (2007) Databases for facilitating data sharing in the UK NHS. In: Integrated Design & Process Technology Conference, 03 - 08 Jun 2007, Topkapi Palace, Antalya, Turkey.

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We give examples of data sharing in the UK National Health Service (NHS), through aggregate and disaggregated extraction of patient data, stored in General Practitioners’ (GP) databases, which are used in public health protection. We argue that we were able to build a component based software application which supports data sharing across the NHS, but underlying GP databases, which contain patient records, have not been designed with data sharing requirements in mind. Thus the emphasis is on the lack of provision of database elements within patient records stored in GP databases to enable more effective data sharing. We keep the issues of privacy of shared clinical data across the NHS outside the scope of this work

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Electronic patient record, NHS, database, health protection units
Research Community:University of Westminster > Electronics and Computer Science, School of
ID Code:5295
Deposited On:25 Jun 2008 16:36
Last Modified:15 Oct 2009 12:16

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