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IT Management

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

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NHS staff use apps inappropriately at work

2018 13 Mar

Despite risks to privacy and data security, the use of WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and other unauthorised instant messaging (IM) apps has become "routine" for NHS staff. In fact, it's through consumer IM that 43 percent of staff – equating to around 500,000 NHS employees across England – communicate with colleagues and even patients, a new report... Read more