Tag Archives: data

VA apps pose privacy risk to veterans’ healthcare data

The increasing use of apps provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs is meant to improve access to patient health and benefits information in convenient digital platforms. However, members of Congress are worried that this electronic data is vulnerable. “When a veteran downloads an app from the VA’s app store, how much personal information does… Read More »

England’s big PrEP implementation trial releases its enrolment data: young people under-represented

The first data from the large implementation study of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in England, The IMPACT trial, were presented at the joint British HIV Association and British Association of Sexual Health and HIV conference this week. Chief Investigator, Dr Ann Sullivan of London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, told the conference that although there were… Read More »

Data risk report shows healthcare worker has access to 31,000 sensitive files on first day of work

UK cybersecurity firm, Varonis has released a data risk report, which focuses on the issue of unrestricted data in the healthcare industry. The ‘2021 Data Risk Report: healthcare, Pharma & Biotech’ report underscores the importance of data security as organisations manage the security gaps created from remote working and cloud migration.   The data is compiled… Read More »