WHO Digital Health: Reaching digital populations everywhere with trusted information (2)

28 August, 2021

The WHO "Reaching digital populations everywhere with trusted information" successful partnership between big tech companies, Google, YouTube, Facebook, Wikimedia and thirty tech companies around the world "to ensure access to authoritative and strategic information about matters that affect people's health" might be a model for ensuring patients' access to their own digital personal health data.

Soon over 50 % of GP patient record will be hosted by the big tech company, Amazon, and Apple are increasingly hosting aggregated patient records from multiple service providers. Google have successfully hosted personal health data for predictive care using Google Deepmind.

Hopefully with the use of internationally agreed computer readable patient record codes, appropriate clinical and information governance, training and education, national and international legislation, regulation and security, we may develop the beginning of a universal digital health record that may allo cross border or even cross continent planning, provision and auditing of health care by patients, families, communities and professional service providers.

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