This story has of course been all over the news today. When was the last time the loss or theft of paper records made the news? Erm…never afaict. Yet we’ve all had the experience of going to a practice/hospital/government department/insurer/shop/whatever and been told “we can’t find your file”. Surely if the surfacing of patient info in electronic form is newsworthy, it must be a much rarer occurrence than the loss of a dead tree record.