ElectronicHealthcare 6(4) March 2008

The Health Information Bank: Revisiting Bill Dodd's Idea of 10 Years Ago

Denis J. Protti


Ten years ago a Scottish general practitioner, Dr. Bill Dodd wrote a two-page paper in the British Journal of Health Computing titled "An Independent 'Health Information Bank' Could Solve Data Security Issues." It was a groundbreaking piece of thinking and has since been picked up by others over the years. Though some of the terminology used (e.g., Electronic Patient Record) has since been dropped from the English vocabulary, the essence of the paper still resonates with many readers.



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