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Move fast, break things – just not confidentiality

In a sector now hungry for even greater reserves of highly sensitive health data, what could we be doing more to protect patients? Most healthcare organisations need to carefully review and update their cybersecurity policies. The policies should reflect current risk behaviours and include guidance on using external providers. Policies should go beyond being drafted and agreed, but implemented with rigour.

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Innovate the innovation

To what extent can a clinic be replicated in a hand held device? Primary care has allowed the fine tuning of ‘art of the consultation’. One of the first things we learn at medical school is that 80% of your diagnosis will come from taking a great history. So primary doctors are often less reliant on bedside equipment and more bedside manner. It is no coincidence that the latest research shows that 80% of primary care presentations can be safely managed through one video consultation.

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