Campaigners warn NHS still not transparent about FDP bidder
The health service needs to think carefully about letting private data firms with little accountability to UK citizens gain access to their health data, the head of legal advocacy organisation Cori Crider has argued in a blog post on openDemocracy, an independent media platform. Crider was referring to NHS England’s plan to create a Federated […]
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board pens deal with Civica
The five-year contract will see the use of Civica’s Cito software used to deliver a single and cohesive view of patient records across the board’s sites.
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Thousands of NHS medical images found ‘unprotected’ on web
Six UK systems storing x-rays, MRI and CT scans were found to be allowing unprotected access to images, according to security firm Greenbone Networks.
Cyber security news round-up: August 2019
The August edition of Digital Health’s cyber security round-up includes updates on the Capital One data breach – described as one of the biggest ever – and insights from Hiscox’s Cyber Readiness report.
Reasonable adjustment flags to be integrated with patient record systems
Trails will enable staff to access the information through the summary care record application,with integration with clinical systems planned further afield.
Joe’s View: On the value of patient-centric records
A drama at sea has led Joe McDonald to consider the value of patient-centric health records. Could they finally resolve the Gordian Knot of information governance and re-energise the EPR market as well as dramatically improving care?
Open-source snafu leaves patient data exposed
Data pertaining to tens of millions of patients around the world has been jeopardised due to severe security flaws in patient management software OpenEMR.
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NHS to log private healthcare data to address gaps in care records
Part of the initiative aims to address individuals who may have received private care and may have information missing from their health record.
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Facebook approached US medical academies about sharing patient data
Facebook had approached medical institutions in the United States about a proposed data-sharing agreement that would see patient records linked to social media users, it has emerged.
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Belfast trust green-lights digital tagging system for tracking patient records
The UK’s largest integrated Health and Social Care Trust is introducing an RFID tracking system to make it easier to keep tabs on patient records.