It’s been another bumper year for health IT, here is part one of our news review of all things in the world of digital health.
Nearly a quarter of NHS trusts that responded to an FOI request have no employees with cyber security qualifications, with trusts employing just one qualified security professional per 2,582 employees on average.
NHS Digital tasked 135 maternity providers in England with completing a self-assessment of their digital progress, including their adoption of electronic health records, data-sharing and offering service users access to online services.
Following a successful pilot with a small number of nurses, consultants and podiatrists, the service can now be accessed by all diabetes clinicians in Northern Ireland to help better inform the care of more than 100,000 patients.
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The new system allows data gathered by NHS-commissioned voluntary and community services in Bradford to flow into NHS Digital’s Mental Health Services Data Set.
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Two cancer treatment centres in the north west of England are introducing new patient flow management technology to help improve patient experience and run more efficient outpatient clinics.
Eight GP practices will trial the latest stage of NHS Digital’s electronic prescription service programme before the end of 2018.
Matt Hancock has banned NHS organisations from buying new fax machines beyond January 2019, under plans to remove them from the NHS entirely by 2020.
Virtual Clinic was trialled as part of efforts to help improve care for patients with brain tumours across the East Midlands.
Responding to reports that genetics data belonging to some 85,000 individuals had been moved to a secure Ministry of Defence (MoD) base in Wiltshire after multiple hacking attempts, Genomics England said it had ‘no evidence’ that it had been targeted when contacted by Digital Health News.