care.data: the one must-read summary

The April 2014 issue of Significance, which has just dropped into my pigeon hole, has an excellent editorial summary of what’s been going on with the National Health Services’s care.data proposals to bundle up health data and share it, perhaps with researchers, perhaps with commercial enterprises. If you can only read one thing about care.data, make it this one. All the different aspects are together in one place.

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  1. Except for one fly in the ointment. You can’t meld health records into one database. You might meld a set of tiles when you are engaged in a game of Ma Jong, but in my experience these are quite different activities, in the same way that mixing and welding are different.

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