Webinar: Digital Health and Patient Access, 6th April 2021 (2)

2 April, 2021

The year of the webinar is, in fact, 2021 not 2022. I made a typing error whilst writing my original email. [*]

The webinar is one of a series of discussions that we have been lucky enough to be involved in over the last two decades, whilst attempting to bring citizens, policy makers and clinicians together.

Confidentiality inadvertently hampers best clinical practice. Patients who have access to and copies of their records are deciding when to share their records, knowing what is in their records which might be share. We believe that this patient access will improve and increase the amount of sharing of personal health data between health service clinicians and providers.

We hope that patients accessing, checking and sharing their data will increase patient safety (30% of medical accidents are caused by poor communication in the UK).

There is also evidence that patients who access their records become "activated". They are more able to engage with healthy lifestyles and disease management.

Richard Fitton

HIFA profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP, British Medical Association. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data

Email address: richardpeterfitton7 AT gmail.com

*The booking link is: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/patient-access-a-tool-to-enable-better-heal...