Records on 600 psychiatric patients have been lost, the Hospital Authority announced last night.Saturday, 3 March, 2012, 12:00am
A two-month consultation has begun on a scheme for the public and private medical sectors to share patients' health records electronically, with criminal penalities for privacy breaches.13 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Medicine's biggest challenge today is to tackle the profound complexity of human biology while still taking care of the patient as an integrated, whole being through a holistic approach.
The health system today is largely reactive and based on treatment of disease.4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am
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Eight years ago, Dr Jeff Goldsmith presented health care executives with a fictional scenario in which a man awakes one morning in 2013 and puts his hand on a touch pad.14 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
A retired doctor has been found guilty of failing to provide copies of medical records for an insurance claim despite repeated requests by a patient.
The Medical Council will send Dr Choi Man-yee, 66, a warning letter after a complaint by Pang Chun-yip, who was Choi's patient from 1985 to 2007.20 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Despite the reported loss of patient information at a hospital last week, electronic security breaches in public agencies are on the decline, according to government officials and the city's privacy watchdog.25 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
Doctors and nurses at Union Hospital will soon be using a wireless computer system to cut their workload and improve patient safety.
Under the system, each patient is assigned a wristband with a barcode that stores his or her personal information. Medical staff can confirm a patient's identity by scanning the wristband with a hand-held device costing about HK$10,000.29 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
Public hospitals will use answers to 10 key questions as a basis to establish the responsibility of health workers for medical blunders, under the Hospital Authority's new staff disciplinary checklist.14 Sep 2009 - 12:00am
Hong Kong's doctors would have access to a common software platform that could enable patient-data sharing with public hospitals, the Medical Association announced yesterday.7 Aug 2009 - 12:00am