“As usual, there has been a lot going on, both in the UK and elsewhere.
In the UK, the highlights are perhaps:
- the Early Adopter sites for the Summary Care Record going live in 2 areas of the UK.
- The continuing enlargement of the 100 practice pilot enabling an increasing number of practices to enable full patient record access
- The pushing forward of the eHealthCard that is now being offered to practices in the UK
- The resignation of Richard Granger who runs the IT programme in the UK. This may offer a more open approach to IT development
In Europe, the recent ICMCC conference in Amsterdam highlighted record access and offered a number of concrete developments, in Estonia, the Czech Republic and in the Netherlands.
But first, developments outside Europe.”
Brian Fisher, July 2007