|But what about the ‘Digitally un-empowered’?|
Patients will be able to access & interact with their GP record online within 12 months, Jeremy Hunt announced last week. Speaking at the NHS Innovation Expo in Manchester, the Health Secretary challenged the NHS to make better use of technology so that patients can be empowered to manage their own healthcare needs, while ensuring that their data remains safe at all times.
Mr Hunt made clear that by 2016 all patients should be able to access their own GP electronic record online in full, seeing not just a summary of their allergies & medication but blood test results, appointment records and medical histories. By 2018 this record will include information from all their health & care interactions.