European Data Protection Digest

ICO: Doctors Concerned About Healthcare Data Collector

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—UK

April 4, 2013

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is reporting that doctors have begun contacting the office over data collection practices by the newly established Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), Out-Law.com reports. The ICO says doctors “have concerns that patients are not being told that their information will be shared in this way and that they will be in breach of the Data Protection Act by sharing their data." The HSCIC, in furtherance of its mission to provide better healthcare information across the sector, asks doctors to provide patient information that it deems necessary.
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