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Making Contact Tracing More Secure

2021 20 Feb

A group of researchers at the University of Notre Dame is working to address the security issues of the existing COVID-19 contact tracing systems. You might also like: A new report from ETSI analyses and compares various contact tracing applications and methods utilised to help mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.  ... Read more

NHS Approves Free Healthcare Message App

2020 10 Mar

  The NHS has an ongoing campaign to phase out the use of legacy systems, such as pagers and fax machines, across the entire health service.      As a result, NHS staff have turned to using consumer messaging software such as WhatsApp even at the workplace. It's therefore become unavoidable that sensitive clinical information is communicated... Read more

Connected Health Conference 2019

2019 16 Oct

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HIMSS Cloud Computing Forum 2019

2019 11 Feb

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UK security centre to battle cyberhacking

2017 05 Dec

NHS Digital has announced a new £20m project aimed at enhancing its ability to support the NHS with its data security. Under this project, a new unit, the Security Operations Centre (SOC), will be created to provide enhanced monitoring of national services across health and care. The SOC will also empower NHS Digital to offer specific advice and guidance... Read more

Outsourcing: HIT Talent Shortage

2017 28 Jun

The current infosec staffing crisis has led to hospitals' increasing reliance on service providers to help them with IT and data security operations. “We’re about 500,000 security professionals short of the needed jobs,” according to Kurt Hagerman, CISO of security firm Armor. “There’s just not enough security professionals to go around.” Amidst... Read more

Latest on Mobile Use in Hospitals

2016 10 Oct

More healthcare facilities are implementing a protocol for mobile device use as hacking threatens data security and pressure on internal Wi-Fi networks rises.   According to communications firm Spok, in order to address these issues the majority of hospitals are devising and implementing regulations on use of mobile devices within their four... Read more

Best Cloud for Your Digital Strategy

2016 11 Jan

Cloud plays an important role in any hospital's digital transformation. The technology can help improve workflows and provide access to new information for better patient care, while maintaining security and required governance, according to an article in HealthcareBusinessTech.com .    "While most think of the public cloud when they hear the term,... Read more

IT Security Complacency High

2015 20 Oct

Many healthcare professionals believe criminals are increasingly targeting health IT systems; however, only 10 percent or less of healthcare organisations' IT budget goes toward cybersecurity and protecting their patients' highly sensitive information, according to a new study from Trustwave. The survey was conducted to measure the challenges facing... Read more

EHR Security in UK in Question

2015 19 Oct

Most patients in the UK (79 percent) would worry about the security of their health record if this was part of a national electronic health record (EHR) system, according to a new study published in the journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making . The finding highlights the need for intensive public education and engagement initiatives to... Read more