Medical Informatics

Records lost on 600 psychiatric patients

Records on 600 psychiatric patients have been lost, the Hospital Authority announced last night.

Saturday, 3 March, 2012, 12:00am

Patients' records set to go digital in 2014

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

HK ready to tap trend of proactive medicine

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

Medical record-keeping for you and family couldn't be much easier than this

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6 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Clean bill of health soon just a touch screen away

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

Doctor censured for not handing over records for insurance claim

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

Data leaks from public agencies 'on the decline'

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

Hand-held device saves time, could save lives

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

Staff checklist to keep tabs on hospital errors

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

New software links doctors and hospitals

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

Hospital's data-loss cases alarm minister

Repeated cases of data loss at United Christian Hospital were 'inconceivable' and caused concern that medical workers did not care much about patient privacy, the health minister said yesterday.

15 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Putting the right systems in place

Information technology has revolutionised the way that companies operate, but in some sectors workers are finding it difficult to adapt to the IT age.

25 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Hospital doctor loses data of 47 patients

The Hospital Authority is investigating how a doctor from United Christian Hospital lost personal data involving 47 patients.

25 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Prescription for progress

The government's commitment to developing a Hong Kong-wide electronic medical-record system is expected to significantly improve health care in the city.

14 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Costs query on e-record system

Lawmakers have cast doubt on the costs of a proposed electronic health-care-record system, including the creation of four directorate posts - which will mean HK$5.8 million a year in taxpayers' money.

10 Mar 2009 - 12:00am