Industry news in brief
The latest Digital Health News industry roundup features Florence expanding into Canada and Qure.ai being awarded EU Medical Device Regulation.
GDPR: Which NHS trusts are ready for 25 May 2018?
New data from Digital Health Intelligence reveals 55% of acute trusts 47% of mental health trusts have an implementation plan prepared for GDPR.
PCS Speaker Profile: Ed Tucker on bringing cyber back to basics
Ed Tucker, CIO at DP Governance, speaks to Digital Health about the need to remove the complexity from the GDPR debate and bring the issue back to basics.
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PCS Speaker profile: Gabriel Voisin on the impact of GDPR
New data protection laws, which will be enforced in May 2018, will be a hot topic at the first Public Cyber Security conference in Birmingham next month.
Alliance formed to be voice of health sector as UK leaves EU
As the UK moves into negotiations with the EU, a new alliance has been formed to safeguard the interests of patients and the healthcare and research they rely on.
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.
The GDPR: the €20 million question
The EU’s general data protection regulation sounds like something the NHS won’t need to worry about, now the UK is out of the EU. Right? Almost certainly wrong. Jennifer Trueland reports.
Barcoded medicines to prevent fake drugs
All prescription medicines will need to carry a barcode on their packaging to reduce the risk of counterfeit and unsafe drugs entering the healthcare system following new European regulations.
Call to improve mHealth data protection
Greater efforts must be made to protect patient data collected by mobile devices, according to Europe’s data guardian.
EU ministers back data privacy changes
The European Union has provisionally agreed changes to planned data privacy legislation that will make it easier to share data between health and social care services.
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