UK: NHS seeks cure for its costly digital headache

Gill Hitchcock reports:

This May two NHS trusts were fined almost £400,000 for failing to protect confidential information. Chelsea and Westminster revealed the email addresses of HIV service users, while Blackpool teaching hospitals published private information about thousands of staff online. But are these incidents simply isolated sloppiness or a growing problem as the NHS digitises its records?

The health sector accounts for most data security breaches, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Its figures for the first quarter of 2016 show that there were 184 incidents in the sector, 41% of all the data breaches brought to its attention.

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