[LINK] Hospital use of SMS for Appointment Reminders

Birch, Jim Jim.Birch at dhhs.tas.gov.au
Fri Aug 20 11:27:43 AEST 2010

Tom Worthington wrote:

> If the patient is considered to own their medical records, then you 
would only need their permission to release the information.

Yes, but the system would need to remember the provider number they
released it to, any constraints like how long the release is valid, etc,
plus audit information.  This isn't a big problem where information is
transcribed from source systems into an eHealth repository (or source
data has it's access managed by the repository) because this would be
designed in.  OTOH where connection is direct to an existing source
system in a hospital there is unlikely to be access control down to the
individual patient level.

- Jim


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