This month’s cyber security round-up takes a look at a number of cyber stories from outside the healthcare realm, including word that the US might be looking to replicate the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre and a new smartphone that lauds itself as being spy-proof.
Dr Gabriel Ma, clinical lead at BridgeHead Software and a former NHS psychiatry doctor, makes the case for independent clinical archive (ICA), which, according to him, will reduce clinical risk and help mental health practitioners with accurate decision-making.
George Eliot Hospital has been recognised as a Quality Data Provider after successfully completing a national programme of data audits.
The implementation of SNOMED CT in general practice is due to commence from April 2018 with a phased roll-out approach, NHS Digital has said.
NHS Digital is on the lookout for a de-identification solution to help it anonymise the data it collects and handles as part its of Data Services Platform.
AI and Analytics 3
Smartphone giant Apple has debuted a new feature on its health app that allows US customers to view their medical records on their iPhone.
The Apple Health app has reportedly been used as evidence during a murder trial in Germany, with police suggesting it shows the suspect dragging his victim down a riverbank and climbing back up.
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.
Digital Patient 1
University of Salford lecturer Dr Nick Hardiker has won the Virginia K. Saba Informatics Award for his contribution to nursing informatics.