Brent PCT rapped over data loss
A third English NHS Trust in the space of a month has been required to take enforcement action by the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Here is the news: for 2009
The NHS will not be immune from the impact of the credit crunch and this will force policy makers and trusts to make some hard decisions about healthcare IT, according to experts interviewed by E-Health Insider. Almost all the politicians, analysts, suppliers and managers asked to look ahead to 2009 argued that the health service […]
This is the year to come
Sandra Hempel asks leading figures in healthcare IT to look ahead to 2009.
Lib Dems demand tougher data protection
The Liberal Democrats are calling on the Department of Health to publish minimum standards for the protection of data on mobile devices after compiling research on more than 150 cases of data loss in the NHS. The party used the Freedom of Information Act to ask strategic health authorities about ‘serious untoward incidents’ involving data […]
Left to their own devices?
An E-Health Insider survey has revealed a mixed picture on mobile device security. Stephen Pritchard reports.
BT e-Health Insider Awards 2008: the finalists
All the finalists in this year’s awards, along with a description of their projects.
Promised safety alarms not delivered
Four out of five community nurses do not have access to a personal safety alarm despite a government pledge to fund mobile communication devices three years ago. A survey by the nursing magazine Nursing Times found that 80% of community nurses have yet to be supplied with a device. In March 2005, then health secretary […]
Healthcare Interoperability: the big debate
Are international standards the most important factor in healthcare interoperability: or not? Fiona Barr reports
Community nurses get mobile access to iPM
Community nurses at Wolverhampton Primary Care Trust have gone live with 3G technology that allows them to access its iPM system and record patient activity. A total of 60 nurses working for the community out-of-hours service in Wolverhampton have been given 3G enabled-laptops to enable remote access to the system provided by its local service provider. […]
Nicholson highlights GP data risks
The Information Commissioner has identified GPs as a data security risk, according to David Nicholson, chief executive of the NHS. Nicholson has written to NHS chief executives, asking them to check that their organisations are encrypting removable data and re-emphasising that information risk management should be high on their agendas. In the letter, Nicholson also […]