Windows XP support will be withdraw nationally from 2018, the government have said in response to the Caldicott report.
The south west London trust is concerned about patient safety as it outlines issues with unreliable data, fragile IT infrastructure and ransomware attacks.
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Digital Health’s cyber security columnist, Davey Winder, undertakes a musical review of some of the hack attacks that were made on the NHS in 2016, and the measures taken to try and stop them.
The south London trust is in stabilisation and recovery mode after an IT crash exposes infrastructure risks.
The NHS is under frequent cyber attack, with a national attack that “may or may not” have been state sponsored having been launched just this month, the chief operating officer of NHS Digital has said.
It’s known as the “zombie operating system” because it refuses to die: and worse, it can come back to bite. Daloni Carlisle looks at the cyber security risk posed by Windows XP.
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has upgraded its desktop environment in preparation for the roll-out of Cerner Millennium clinical functionality later in the year.
The stories that had EHI readers commenting in 2014 dealt with some real blasts from the past; the NHS Number, Windows XP, and the aftermath of the National Programme for IT.
Twenty fourteen was a year of waiting: for a financial crisis, and a plan to avert one; for tech funds and the IT strategy to support them. Fortunately, things happened in the meantime. Lyn Whitfield reports.
Six months after Microsoft ended general support for Windows XP, EHI ran a short survey to find out whether it is still an issue for trusts. It is. Lis Evenstad and Lyn Whitfield report.