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HIQA: Reliance On Paper Records Means Ireland's Health Service Will Remain Inefficient.

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Unlike other countries, Ireland doesn’t have one single entity to store medical information .

Many hospitals and doctor surgeries are still relying on paper records according to the Health Information and Quality Authority.

It says healthcare in Ireland will remain inefficient and ineffective without urgent reform of how data is stored and shared.


Unlike other countries, Ireland doesn’t have one single entity to store medical information .

Rachel Flynn is HIQA's Director of Health Information and Standards.

She joined Clem Ryan on Tuesday's edition of Kildare Today.

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