Cardiff trust gets staff mobile
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has rolled out more than 600 portable devices to staff to update their electronic patient records on the move.
Trust tracks and recovers stolen laptop
Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust has tracked down and recovered five stolen laptops after installing Computrace on the trust’s equipment. The trust, which employs 3,500 staff and provides mental health and substance misuse services across Lancashire, implemented Computrace from Absolute Software across its whole IT estate of laptops, desktops and specialist healthcare tablets three years […]
Five trusts breach DPA
The Information Commissioner’s Office has issued further warnings to NHS bodies about the importance of protecting data, after revealing that another five trusts have breached the Data Protection Act. The breaches were made by three London trusts – The Royal Free Hampstead, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and Epsom and St Helier University Hospital – and […]
Individual hospitals have PACS in place: but whatever happened to image sharing? Linda Davidson and Daloni Carlisle investigate.
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Hospital NHS Trust won the best use of wireless healthcare category of last year’s BT e-Health Insider Awards. Stephen Pritchard reports.
NHS told to secure patient data
The Information Commissioner has written to the permanent secretary of the Department of Health demanding immediate improvements to the lax treatment of personal data within the NHS. The demand for urgent action by Information Commissioner, Richard Thomas, comes in the wake of a string of recent incidents where the institute has been forced to take […]
Four more organisations breach DPA
The Information Commissioner’s Office has taken enforcement action against another four NHS organisations, taking the number rapped for data breaches to 14 in six months. Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, NHS Central Lancashire, North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, and Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have become the latest organisations to sign […]
At last year’s BT e-Health Insider awards, NHS Choices won the best use of ICT in patient and citizen involvement category, sponsored by Fujitsu, for a new media sexual health initiative in the Humber region.
Another PCT rapped over data loss
The Information Commissioner’s Office has taken enforcement action against another NHS body for a breach of the Data Protection Act. Hastings and Rother Primary Care Trust has become the eighth health service organisation since November and the second PCT this month to be asked to sign a formal undertaking to comply with the DPA following […]
VA fined €15m over lost laptop data
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has agreed to pay €15m ($20m) to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by five veterans’ groups over allegations of lost confidential medical data dating from 2006. According to US press reports the allegations claimed that the department exposed veterans to possible identity theft as a result of the […]