‘Majority’ of NHS trusts lack training for video conferencing
An FoI request to 80 NHS trusts found that 56% did not have training programmes in place to ensure staff were using video conferencing systems correctly.
Clinical Software 2
‘More than half’ of NHS trusts engaged in AI projects, report suggests
Data obtained by NetApp found that 52% of trusts were deploying AI technologies, with a further 16% planning to roll them out within the next two years.
AI and Analytics
Trusts set to miss Axe the Fax deadline due to ‘concerning lack of progress’
Trusts with the most fax machines have collectively axed just 42% of them, with less than six months to go until the April 2020 deadline.
FOI finds 1 in 4 NHS trusts have no staff with cyber qualifications
Nearly a quarter of NHS trusts that responded to an FOI request have no employees with cyber security qualifications, with trusts employing just one qualified security professional per 2,582 employees on average.
Over 60% of NHS trusts surveyed don’t have instant messaging policy
Hospify sent FOI requests to 152 trusts in England earlier this year, asking a number of questions regarding their instant messaging guidelines.
Clinical Software 1
Over £1 million spent by NHS trusts on GDPR preparation, FOI reveals
Freedom of Information (FOI) requests sent to NHS trusts in England reveal that more than £1 million has been spent preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Cyber Security 8
Only 17% of NHS trusts expect financial return from public cloud adoption
A Freedom of Information (FOI) request sent to every NHS trust in England hints toward a negative outlook for public cloud services in Britain’s health service.
FoIs reveal few Millennium benefits
Two Southern trusts have identified only minimal benefits from their implementations of Cerner Millennium as part of the National Programme for IT in the NHS.
Trusts ‘ignore patient safety alerts’
A patient safety charity has alleged that around three quarters of NHS trusts have failed to comply with at least one patient safety alert issued by the National Patient Safety Agency.
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 […]