Patients to gain access to medical records

The Covid-19 vaccine rollout is kickstarting the new digitised records system, with each person being assigned an individual health identifier number

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
23rd May, 2021
Patients to gain access to medical  records
The Business Post understands that the cyber security attack on the health system has created an urgency at government level to fast-track a modern digitised health records system with high cyber security standards

Patients are to be given access to their own medical records using a digital portal as part of a new three-year eHealth programme being implemented through Sláintecare.

Development of the new “shared care records” system is already underway. Every person vaccinated against Covid-19 is being assigned an individual health identifier (IHI) number, providing the foundations for the new digitised system.

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