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Tag: data security

Continued Data Breaches in Healthcare

Continued Data Breaches in Healthcare

Around two years ago, I happened to be waiting in an out-patient department during a ransomware attack on the UK NHS. In this case, the UK’s over-dependence on paper-based patient records paid off. Even so, staff being locked out of all systems, including appointments, caused […]

MindApps – Patients And Clinicians Reviewing Apps Together

MindApps – Patients And Clinicians Reviewing Apps Together

At myhealthapps.net, we’ve always argued that patient groups and patients are the best at evaluating the relevance and usefulness of apps. But we’ve also recognised the importance of bringing together all the key stakeholders, including clinicians and developers, and worked to make this happen. MindApps […]

Wearables – US Digital Health Market

Wearables – US Digital Health Market

US DIGITAL HEALTH ADOPTION SURVEY The digital health market in the US is quite volatile for a combination of regulatory, political and economic factors. However, it can still be useful to reflect on a market characterised by patient choice and advanced wearables, mHealth and eHealth […]

Cybersecurity – SingHealth in Singapore

Cybersecurity – SingHealth in Singapore

ADVOCATING FOR PATIENT CYBERSECURITY? The recent media coverage of the hacking of 1.5 million patient health records at SingHealth in Singapore, including those of the Prime Minister and other ministers, revealed a key gap. Those directly affected – the ordinary patients and their patient groups […]

EC Safety of App Safety: Consultation April 2017

EC Safety of App Safety: Consultation April 2017

Citizens raise app safety concerns To begin with citizens made up nearly half of respondents to public consultation by the European Commission into app safety concerns around health apps.  With attention to the synopsis report, published in March 2017: Firstly it aimed to explore concerns […]