Observatory's Data Fortnight digest: Data, health

As part of our Data Fortnight in the run-up to GDPR, we are bringing together the Observatory’s resources on data in a series of digest pieces. This digest covers reports on health data.

Securing cyber resilience in health and care: progress update

Published, 1 February 2018

This report by the Department of Health outlines an implementation plan to ensure healthcare has secure data and cybersecurity. Specific actions are included, such as ensuring the NHS is prepared for a cyber attack, supporting the NHS address its infrastructure weaknesses, educating staff on patient data protection, and supporting the NHS build its cyber resilience.

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IOT in Health and Social Care Report

Published 27 November 2017

Adoption of Health-related Internet of Things (H-IoT) is increasing and has the potential to play a significant role in health and social care. IoTUK has released this report that discusses the guidelines needed for H-IoT technology.

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Healthcare, Security and Privacy

Published, 25 January 2018

This article by the Internet Society discusses the security and privacy concerns surrounding healthcare data, adressing ethical and trust issues in handling medical data. It also provides principles to consider when dealing with personal data.

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Digital health: The impact of big data & AI on EU healthcare systems

Published, 6 December 2017

This i-Com Europe report describes how digital health systems are unfolding in Europe. The report explores eHealth and mHealth developments, the impact of data and AI on healthcare systems, and policy challenges to be addressed.

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2017/2018 Data security and protection for health and care organisations

Published, 30 October 2017

This guidance document from the UK Department of Health presents ten standards that NHS providers and general practices are obligated to comply with and social care providers are advised to follow. The standards were issued by the National Data Guardian for Health and Care.

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Data for Public Benefit

Published, 26 April 2018

Involve, Understanding Patient Data and the Carnegie UK Trust publish a report on research conducted on the benefits and risks of sharing data in public and voluntary sectors. They also present a framework of principles for appropriate instances of data sharing.

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