More than three-quarters of the British public say they trust the NHS with their personal data despite recent privacy scares highlighted by the media.
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The ‘Data Sharing and Technology: Exploring the attitudes of people with asthma’ report, which was put together by Asthma UK revealed that of the 3000 people who took part in the survey, 83% felt comfortable to share their information for research purposes.
The children’s commissioner for England has urged all NHS organisations in the country to adopt the Child Protection Information Sharing project (CP-IS), as it was revealed that just over half of NHS sites have implemented it.
Professor Joe McDonald pens an open letter to Facebook’s founder and chief information officer on what the Great North Care Record is learning on consent. In the current climate, he suspects Mr Zuckerberg just may find it helpful.
Our first mobile health and apps news in brief of 2018 includes NHS England supporting a selection of entrepreneurs who have been given the task of designing and delivering new technological solutions and innovations in healthcare.
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The value of a Plan B during a sailing trip beset by bad weather makes our CCIO columnist Dr Joe McDonald wonder whether the NHS should be taking a similar approach.
New standards on how information regarding children’s health can be shared have been set.
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The Great North Care Record is to switch from a model where patients can choose to opt out of information sharing to one where they chose to opt in and set their own data preferences.
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Joe McDonald wasn’t a hobbit in Lord of the Rings, he wasn’t at Wembley to see Geoff Hurst’s winner, but he did see Otis bowl a historic tenfer and he’s now heard Jeremy Hunt promise to put patients in control of data sharing.
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