Public Sector IT:

October, 2008

October 30, 2008  6:00 PM

Gordon Brown faces claim that NPfIT doesn’t work

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The Prime Minister Gordon Brown was confronted by a claim in the House of Commons yesterday that the NHS IT scheme does not work....

October 29, 2008  6:00 AM

NHS defers 2008 e-record go-lives – and FOI disclosures

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NHS trusts have deferred plans to go-live this year with electronic record systems under the £12.7bn National Programme for IT [NPfIT].

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October 29, 2008  5:59 AM

Data losses may jeopardize lives says Information Commissioner

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database state, privacy

Lives may be at risk because of data leaks, the Information Commissioner Richard Thomas is expected to say in a speech today.

Data loss or abuse of information has led to addresses of service personnel, police and prison officers and battered women being exposed. "Sometimes lives may be...

October 27, 2008  12:05 PM

Patient data leaves NHS – officials answer our questions

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NPfIT, privacy

Nearly 300 million confidential medical records have transferred officially from the government to an academic organisation outside the NHS, Computer Weekly has learned.

The transferred records contain patient-identifiable information on nearly every stay by patients in hospitals in...

October 20, 2008  2:50 PM

Council employee offered live NHS data for training

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NPfIT, privacy, transparency and accountability

There has been some interest in an article on this IT Projects blog about Elizabeth Dove who went to her GP about suspected depression and found her medical records being shared with a...

October 20, 2008  12:15 PM

Users list top IT security concerns

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IT and security, privacy

These are some of the top IT security concerns as mentioned by users at an informal discussion at the City IT and IT Security Forum aboard the Aurora cruise ship last week:

October 20, 2008  11:59 AM

Can too much IT security be bad for business?

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IT and security

Delegates at the City IT and IT Security Forum on the Aurora cruise ship last week discussed, among other things, whether too much security can be onerous for their companies.

October 14, 2008  6:00 AM

Chaotic targets for the NHS? That’s quite normal, director told

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transparency and accountability

Non-executive directors are supposed to provide independent scrutiny. But what if they ask about a chaotic situation on government targets and are told this is nothing unusual? Chaos is perfectly normal.

This is exactly...

October 13, 2008  1:24 PM

Lost MoD drive hadn’t required encryption says EDS

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Sir Robert Fry, head of EDS Defence, has said that a portable hard drive which went missing had not needed to be encrypted under Ministry of Defence procedures because it was held in secure premises.   

Some in the IT industry may be surprised that portable MoD data does...

October 13, 2008  11:45 AM

Missing MoD hard drive from secure EDS site: comment

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Outsourcing, privacy

In interviews on Friday [10 October 2008] the BBC asked me whether the possible loss of sensitive, unencrypted data on armed forces personnel, as a result of a missing portable hard drive, was the...

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