European Data Protection Digest

Scotland's NHS Hopes To Strengthen Privacy

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY—UK

October 15, 2010

NHS health boards in Scotland are looking to a four-year agreement for privacy breach protection software to help the organisations "strengthen their existing privacy surveillance and privacy breach detection capabilities," SmartHealthcare reports. "The system should be Web-based and accessible from desktop and mobile devices," and is expected to allow automatic downloading from a variety of hospital and pharmacy systems, according to an NHS statement. The goal of the boards' framework is to find a system that will have extensive reporting capabilities and include information based on access date, demographic data and system user ID, the report states.
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