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Debate: Should GPs back care.data?

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US, UK sign bilateral health IT accord U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.K. Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt signed an agreement Jan. 23 meant to strengthen the sharing of healthcare data and technology between the two countries. "While we have very different health care delivery systems and payment models, we both face similar challenges posed by aging populations, increased levels of co-morbid chronic disease, and escalating complexity of care delivery and costs," said Sebelius, who signed the memorandum of understanding with Hunt at the annual meeting of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT. Source: http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/us-uk-sign-bilateral-health-it-accord?topic=06,12,29 'Thanks to original poster of the above.' THE KEY HERE IS THIS IS INTENDED TO BE THE NEXT STEP IN PRIVATISATION OF THE NHS - WITH THE DATA TO BE SHARED WITH US PRIVATE HEALTHCARE COMPANIES - TO ALLOW THEM TO ANALYSE DATA TO SEE WHERE THEY CAN ENTER THE MARKET AND MAKE A PROFIT. Stop this abuse of confidential private data, and the politicians/DOH lies that there is no privatisation agenda. It is very sad that the prior interests of patients and GPs, has been sold out for the privatisation agenda of the Hurley Group.

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01 Mar 2014

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2:28pm

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