Practical Protection of Confidentiality in Acute Health Care

  • Ruth Roberts
  • Joyce Thomas
  • Michael Rigby
  • John Williams


The British Medical Association (BMA) document, entitled “Security in Clinical Information Systems’, is welcomed for the high profile it is giving to the debate on the many issues involved. However, it is a matter of some concern that the document, although consultative, is widely assumed to be the agreed position of health care professionals.


National Health Service Electronic Patient Record Emergency Admission Clinical Information System Audit Trail 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ruth Roberts
    • 1
  • Joyce Thomas
    • 1
  • Michael Rigby
    • 1
  • John Williams
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Postgraduate Studies in Medical and Health CareUniversity of Wales SwanseaUK

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