Reading Dr Norwich's letter (Insurance Times 9 May) you could almost hear the tramp of the Luddite boots as they marched on the looms.
Of course, Dr Norwich runs a competitor organisation to Mobile Doctors and is concerned the advances we have made in technology and service provision will further reduce his competitiveness in the market.
I would like to reassure him Mobile Doctors has taken every precaution to make medical records and our website secure. The following are some of the precautions we have taken:
With this approach I am pleased that Mobile Doctors strategy is congruent with that of the NHS, where most records are now kept in electronic format and where there is a plan to introduce an NHS intranet to share records between hospitals, GP surgeries and pharmacies.
Nothing is 100% certain in life but our web security makes transmission of medical record safer by this route than by either mail, fax ... or carrier pigeon.
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