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Conflicting Concern over the Privacy of Electronic Medical Records in the NHSnet

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The privacy and security of computerised medical data have become a major concern in Britain since the launch of the national electronic network for the National Health Service (NHSnet). A stakeholder analysis approach helps identify the wide range of the concerns which are involved, and this contributes to understanding the broader context within which technological developments take place and ethical concerns arise. The author is a member of the Information Systems Department of London School of Economics and Political Science [LSE], Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, England; email

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Information Systems Department, London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

Publication date: April 1, 1997

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