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Report shows scale of healthcare data breaches

Figures released by data security firm Egress suggest that human error remains the main cause of personal data breaches. Nearly a fifth of all data breaches (18%) were reported in healthcare, and according to the 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report from Verizon, healthcare was the only industry where the insider threat created more data breaches…

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Online pharmacy invests £500k in AI and biometrics

Online pharmacy UK Meds has invested more than £500,000 into AI and facial biometrics software in a bid to improve patient safety within the industry. The news comes after the average waiting time for GP appointments in the NHS has peaked at 15 days. In response to the increasing demands on NHS services and growing…

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Two workforce software companies announce interoperability partnership

Two workforce software companies, Allocate and Patchwork, have announced a partnership to provide interoperability between their two solutions. Patchwork’s specialist temporary staffing technology will now integrate with Allocate’s HealthMedics rostering solution, in a bid to help healthcare providers staff their wards more effectively whilst reducing agency spend. Combined Patchwork and Allocate users can access connected…

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Case study: How MIG data is increasing efficiency in Bristol

Access to GP and community care patient data via the Medical Interoperability Gateway (MIG) is increasing healthcare efficiency and improving care quality for over a million people in the Bristol area. The Connecting Care Partnership has brought together a shared care record from across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire since 2013. Today, it supports 85 GP practices, three community providers,…

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