A proposal to give all pharmacists computer database access to the prescription histories of all British Columbians met stiff media criticism over privacy issues. While the Ministry of Health saw many advantages of the proposed PharmaNet consumers, pharmacists and government regulators, many others felt access to so much information would result in abuse or maltreatment. With provincewide implementation only two months away, had the PharmaNet project, what, if anything, decide additi … Read more »

A proposal to give all pharmacists computer database access to the prescription histories of all British Columbians met stiff media criticism over privacy issues. While the Ministry of Health saw many advantages of the proposed PharmaNet consumers, pharmacists and government regulators, many others felt access to so much information would result in abuse or maltreatment. With provincewide implementation only two months away, the director PharmaNet project had to decide what, if any, additional changes to the database system be made to have to ensure public support.
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Scott Schneberger,
Emily Chee
Source: Ivey Publishing
12 pages.
Publication Date: Nov 25, 1998. Prod #: 98E017-PDF-ENG
British Columbia PharmaNet project HBR case solution

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