More NewsNHS publishes guidance on online health records

NHS publishes guidance on online health records

The NHS and BCS, The Chartered Insititute for IT, have published a guidance document titled ‘Keeping your online health and social care records safe and secure’.

NHS publishes guidance on online health records
NHS publishes guidance on online health records

The NHS and BCS, The Chartered Insititute for IT, have published a guidance document titled ‘Keeping your online health and social care records safe and secure’ in relation to GP medical records for all individuals going online by 2015.

Advice in the document includes how to share these electronic records and how to create secure passwords. It also says that citizens should guard this data the way they do their bank details

According to the BCS: “These records contain potentially sensitive personal information, so it’s important that individuals know how to keep them safe The BCS and NHS say that people should be prepared to protect their online medical records in the same way they look after their banking details.”

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