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Sunday 19 November 2017


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Is your practice ready to respond to a cyberattack?

Tuesday 14th November 2017

One in 4 (23%) of healthcare IT professionals in the UK revealed that they do not think their organisation will be able to deal with cyberattacks, a new report by Infoblox has shown.

About 305 healthcare IT professionals in the UK and US (152 and 153 respectively in each region) took part in an online survey, which was conducted by the polling company Censuswide.

Mon, 8 Feb 2016
Jeremy Hunt, health minister, announced £4bn for a paperless NHS on Sunday, and received criticism that he is simply re-using old statements rather than addressing the NHS crisis
Thu, 21 Jan 2016
Updating the IT system of Scotland’s NHS 111 service – NHS 24 – has already cost an extra £41.6 million and is still not completed, the Public Audit Committee heard yesterday
Fri, 23 Oct 2015
The joining of primary and secondary care records is a long-held ambition for the NHS. It is to many imperative for patient safety that an ambulance or hospital has timely access to a patient’s medical records
Fri, 23 Oct 2015
General practice is working hard to survive but with strong guidance its future prospects are on the up. Ian Dalton CBE, president of global government and health, BT Global Services, discusses how he sees things panning out for primary care
Mon, 3 Aug 2015
Keeping patients’ electronic records safe is vitally important considering the increasing instances of cyber hacking
Fri, 19 Jun 2015
Indicators of GPs’ quality of care will be assessed, with the results forming a ‘scorecard’ on GP surgeries, which the government may publish online
Mon, 2 Mar 2015
The widespread adoption of electronic patient records in health care may have significant consequences for medical litigation in the UK, according to a new paper.