14k staff at NHS trust in Liverpool have personal details mistakenly shared
Nearly 14,000 staff at Liverpool’s main hospital trust had their personal information, including salaries, accidentally sent by email to hundreds of people.
Hancock calls for NHS clinicians to be able to email patients directly
Speaking at NHS England’s ‘Empowering people in the digital world’ conference on 13 February, the secretary of state for health and social care argued emails are as secure and cheaper than communicating through paper and fax machines.
Industry news in brief
This month’s industry round-up features research revealing why health and social care workers end up sending emails to the wrong people, and news of a partnership between an AI digital pathology firm and a US dermatopathology lab.
Most read Digital Health features and columns, 2016
Digital Health readers wanted to know how trusts had really got on with high-profile deployments in 2016; while communicating with patients, consent and blockchain were the subjects on the minds of columnists.
Another view: of appointments, texts and email
GP Neil Paul is annoyed that his system supplier has tweaked its online booking platform; but also convinced that electronic communications with patients are on the cusp of a revolution.
Joe’s view: of emailing patients
The NHS must be the last organisation on the planet that doesn’t want your email address. Time that changed, argues Joe McDonald; because spending money on stamps is just flushing away cash.
NHSMail 2 rolled out to 200,000 NHS staff
More than 200,000 people have already been switched to NHSmail 2 and most will have barely noticed, the HSCIC says.
£350m managed email framework released
A managed email framework tender worth £120m – £350m for the procurement of NHSmail2 has been released.
NHSmail2 worth £20m a year
The business case for NHSmail2 is worth up to £20m a year and has been approved by a sub-group of the national health informatics co-ordinating body.
Enter the CCG
Drawing inspiration from Sean Connery, GP and CCG IT lead John Lockley has some simple ideas for ‘shaving time.’ Every 20 seconds counts…