A patient’s medical information can be lost, even if they’re still in the hospital.
That’s why researchers at the University of Toronto want to give doctors the tools to make it easier to recover lost patient data.
That includes the creation of an online platform that will allow them to recover data from the internet.
This week, the team launched the platform, and the aim is to enable patients to recover their data quickly and easily.
The platform will allow doctors to upload information and documents that are in their files and recover the information in a matter of minutes.
Dr. John O’Reilly, the program manager for the hospital’s Medical Records Service, says that’s important because of the increased number of data breaches.
“A lot of the information we have online is already accessible to anyone.
So it’s easy to get access to the data,” O’Brien said.
“And there’s also a lot of people who may not know about that.”
O’Briens team has created a website that lets doctors easily upload information from their computer and upload it to the platform.
It’s an automated system that allows doctors to retrieve lost data in about two hours.
O’Connor said that’s because of new data security protocols that are coming into place at hospitals across Canada.
That means patients can’t simply send a file from their home computers to the website and expect to receive a recovery response within a few hours.
Instead, the doctors must wait for the data to be backed up.
“That’s a huge problem,” said O’Connors team leader and physician at the hospital, Dr. David Smith.
“We’re really looking at a whole new system.”
Dr. Smith said his team developed the platform because he wants to better understand how doctors are performing data recovery.
“Our patients come in and we are the last line of defense,” he said.
Smith believes that patients can recover their lost data more quickly if the platform is easy to use.
OConnor and Smith said the platform was built with two goals in mind: to make patients more productive, and to help them recover more quickly from data breaches, especially data breaches involving hospitals.
Dr O’Gorman said that although it’s not a replacement for the old system, the platform helps doctors perform data recovery faster.
“The way we’re going to have it is through a combination of things,” OGorman explained.
“So we’re taking the existing information and we’re using it as an input, and then we’re also using it in the machine to sort it out.”
The researchers also wanted to use the platform to get patients’ medical information, including patient records, into the hands of health care professionals.
Dr Smith said that in some cases, patients may want to have their data back immediately, but the platform will help them retrieve it in an automated way.
OConnors data recovery system will not allow for doctors to access patient records.
“In the old way, doctors would look at a file and it would take them a few minutes to get it back to them,” he explained.
The researchers are also trying to figure out how the information can get back to doctors quickly, while keeping it out of the hands (or pockets) of criminals.
The data can only be accessed by a doctor who has access to their data.
Drs O’Connell and O’Hare say they are also looking at ways to allow doctors access to patient information, but O’Sullivan said that information could be stored by hospitals themselves, rather than being sent to a third party.
The team also wants to create an online database for medical records, so that doctors can quickly retrieve lost medical information from the hospital in real time.
The information could also be sent to other hospitals, such as a doctor’s office, to recover the patient’s data.
OBrien said that the data recovery platform is not a complete replacement for existing systems, such a database or an online medical records portal.
The project is being funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
“This is not an application for the health care system.
It is not intended to be a replacement,” OBrien told CBC News.
“It’s intended to bring in new services for patients.”
Dr Smith, O’Cain and OBrien say that the platform won’t replace a physical file, but rather it’s meant to help doctors get access and keep their patient records out of thieves hands.
“There are many things that we can do with this technology,” OConnis said.
For example, doctors could send their data to the database so that it can easily be retrieved, he added.
“But we need to make sure that this is not used for nefarious purposes, and that’s what we’re trying to do.”
For more information, contact: Brian Gaughan, hospital registrar, hospital of the University at Buffalo, 516-631-2275, [email protected]; Laura Ainslie