A beginner's guide: What happens when a GP's patient records are in the cloud?

Is it secure, is it safe, is it worthwhile and what is the cloud anyway?

GP prescribing software is about to go through another revolution in the next few years. It's the shift to the cloud.

Dominique Powis.

One consequence is that patient records won't have to be physically stored on hardware located in the practice, but on servers located in remote data centres.

Given the precious nature of patient information, the very concept can raise big