NHS Covid-19 app ‘more privacy-centric than original model’
Five months on and a government U-turn to a decentalised operating model, Professor Eerke Boiten said the revamped app is more privacy friendly.
Thousands of NHS medical images found ‘unprotected’ on web
Six UK systems storing x-rays, MRI and CT scans were found to be allowing unprotected access to images, according to security firm Greenbone Networks.
NHSX CDO tries to quell alarm bells over Alexa partnership
Tara Donnelly confirmed that no patient will be shared with Amazon following an initiative to make healthcare data accessible via Amazon Alexa.
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Amazon Alexa partnership puts patient data ‘at risk’
A lack of detail about how patient data will be used and stored makes the deal appear like a “crazy PR stunt”, according to Phil Booth of medConfidential.
Special Report: Shared Care Records
In June last year, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens named eight accountable care systems, meant to spearhead efforts towards closer, more integrated means of working. So how is the NHS progressing on implementation of record sharing? Maja Dragovic investigates.
PHE under fire for supplying cancer patient data to tobacco-linked firm
Public Health England (PHE) has come under fire after handing over data concerning nearly 180,000 lung NHS cancer patients to a firm affiliated with tobacco companies.
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CIOs and CCIOs urge greater clarity on shared records and data protection
Current data protection guidance is contradictory and not conducive to effective patient care according to a new discussion paper published by the CCIO and Health CIO networks.
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New service to untangle data in NHS trusts
NHS trusts and healthcare organisations now have access to a service for consolidating their data in readiness for General Data Protection Regulation.
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Move to implement patient ‘data lake’ scheme
After meeting with NHS data experts and tech companies, NHS England chief information officer Will Smart wants to push on with a new patient data collection scheme.
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Brexit timescale means NHS should plan for EU data laws
Prime Minister Theresa May’s clarification of the Brexit timetable makes it increasingly likely that the NHS will need to comply with EU data laws that carry a 20 million Euro fine for breaches.