SystmOne software glitch fouls up opt-out, results in NHS improperly sharing 150,000 patients’ info

BBC reports:

The NHS is blaming a coding error for 150,000 patients in England being involved in a data breach.

Those affected had requested that their confidential health information only be used to help provide them with care.

But it appears that there was a problem with the software used by GPs to record objections to the same data being used for research and auditing purposes.

As a result, the SystmOne application involved never passed on the request to NHS England’s IT provider.

The software’s developer TPP has said it “apologises unreservedly” for the fault.

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