I just spent a wonderful day at Leeds University’s Masterclass in Designing Future eHealth System. There were some very impressive participants, and everyone was generous with their knowledge and expertise.
As I arrived back at Leeds train station though I saw this poster below:
I took a photo with my phone as I just found the phrasing so striking. It falls into The annals of (what) were they thinking?
The poster, about TTP‘s systemone, says:
8.5 million patient records, twenty thousand users
the future of patient care
I am sure that TTP is proud that their tools store the records of 8.5 million patients, and that 20,000 clinicians use these tools. But there seems to be no worry about the possibility of reading that poster as: there are 20,000 users, each of whom can read the records of 8.5 million patients.
This lack of worry worries many patients as they consider national medical records databases.