The past decade has seen the development of significant new methods of deploying information technology (IT) infrastructure and delivering software applications – notably in relation to what’s become commonly known as ‘Cloud Computing’ (internet-based resources available on demand). W
A recent report by Ars Technica suggests that in the US at least, using biometrics to allow access to your data may not be as good as simple passwords. Aside from the obvious problem that fingerprints can be obtained without your knowledge or consent by nefarious parties, your obligat
Advertising to raise public awareness of patient portals The Ministry of Health has been promoting the use of patient portals to the public. On 9 May 2016 phase two of these promotions will begin, and finish at the end of June. There will be advertising on radio, on-line and in print.
In March, over a million file transfers were completed since GP2GP (General Practitioner to General Practitioner) was introduced in 2011. Impressively, over 30,000 transfer messages are transferred each month. This ambitious project was delivered by Patients First Ltd in conjunction w
Patients First are proud to have released a security checklist for General Practice. It is designed to allow general practice to undertake a basic assessment of their health information security practices. Read more about the checklist and associated guide document here.