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NHS Digital launches new software to protect patient data

NHS Digital has entered into a partnership with a privacy engineering company to improve the way data is used across the organisation and social care. NHS Digital will work with Privitar to deploy a new software solution for preventing patients’ identities being connected with their information. The new de-identification process (De-ID) will protect patient privacy…


The risk poor power quality presents to healthcare

OThe security of patient data is of the utmost concern to healthcare organisations, due in no small part to the increase in number and severity of cyber-attacks in recent years. However, this isn’t the only risk to digital medical records and sensitive data. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of medical power quality specialist REO UK,…


Patient data incidents put medical records at risk

The NHS has experienced 18 serious incidents related to the loss of personal data since last year, an official report has revealed. The latest NHS Annual Report details incidents such as patient data being sent the incorrect third parties and medical records being found outside hospitals. In the report it states that as of March…

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