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Power of Information: faster access to health records?

IT projects in the health services have a history of poor performance with billions of pounds wasted and critical reports from the Public Accounts Committee.

But NHS England reckons its planned Power of Information scheme should save money, and would allow patients to see their GP records, and transform data-sharing between different parts of the service.

David Thompson reports on the claims that moving some health services online would see patients using Skype-style services to talk to their doctor over the a video link, and be able order prescriptions on the internet.

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