Friday, March 04, 2005

Data protection and freedom of information in medical practice

Data protection and freedom of information -- Meredith 330 (7490): 490 -- BMJ

Interesting editorial in this weeks BMJ about the balance between data protection and freedom of information, and whether legislation will be able to bring about culture change.

The edition also includes a letter suggesting that "Electronic data confidentiality practices among surgical trainees are unsafe"

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

IDX Carecast delayed at UCLH

NHS IT tsar steps in to rescue critical project
This report from Computer Weekly describes how Richard Granger has intervened in an attempt to get the IDX software Carecast sorted out before the opening of the new hospital.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Open access publishing

Guardian Unlimited | The Guardian | Keystroke strategy for open access

This story in today's Guardian reports a on a conference exploring open access publishing of academic work and its possible implications for publishers.