Journal article

Big data or big risk: general practitioner, practice nurse and practice manager attitudes to providing de-identified patient health data from electronic medical records to researchers

Timothy Monaghan, Jo-Anne Manski-Nankervis, Rachel Canaway

Australian Journal of Primary Health | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2020


Research utilising de-identified patient health information extracted from electronic medical records (EMRs) from general practices has steadily grown in recent years in response to calls to increase use of health data for research and other secondary purposes in Australia. Little is known about the views of key primary care personnel on this issue, which are important, as they may influence whether practices agree to provide EMR data for research. This exploratory qualitative study investigated the attitudes and beliefs of general practitioners (GPs), practice managers (PMs) and practice nurses (PNs) around sharing de-identified EMR patient health information with researchers. Semi-structur..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research project is supported by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners with funding from the Australian Government under the Australian General Practice Training program.