27/06/2017

Medical data sharing

The move to the new hospital building has brought challenges and opportunities.  For example, provision has been made for an oncology centre. As a result, a new group of us will be working together.  Most of us have electronic notes but we use different systems.  How can we share our data? What are the regulations that govern us?  We held a workshop on the issue of data sharing.  Jean Claude Smith, the founder of DigIt, ran the workshop and we discussed several topics.

Safety of Data:
Last month, about 100 000 organisation were attacked by Wannacry.  In simple terms, it is a worm that manages to gain access to a computer through emails.  By opening an unsolicited email, the worm gains access to the computer, encrypts the files and demands payment in bitcoin to regain access to the data.  Amongst other organisations, the NHS was attacked.  I am sure individual doctors around the world were also targetted.  Jean gave us the following advice:
1. Prevention is the best method of defence
2. Don't open unsolicited emails or download suspicious files
3. Regular backup
4. Install anti ransomeware engine on your computer
5. Turn on Windows firewall

POPPIAct: how does it affect us?
In 2013, South Africa passed legislation known as the POPPIAct.  The aim of the act is to ensure all South Africans store, share and use data responsibly.  As health practitioners we:
1. Must give consent before our data is shared
2. Need a valid reason for collecting data
3. Are responsible for ensuring the data is used correctly
4. Must know who has access to the data
5. Must maintain the safety of the data
6. Must collect data accurately

So, as a group of individual doctors, can we legitimately share our data, adhere to the POPPIAct and still use our own electronic notes?  The answer is probably "no".  The problem is not unique to us.  In 2011, the NHS scrapped an attempt to merge notes having spent £12bn

For us, it looks as though sharing will not be possible so we will have to start again


 Contact Dig IT









22 comments:

  1. I can see that you are an expert at your field! I am launching a website soon, and your information will be very useful for me.. Thanks for all your help and wishing you all the success in your business. best supplements

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you very much for this useful article. I like it. Primary Care Irving

    ReplyDelete
  3. For the federally subsidized medical institution, each provider is compelled by Federal statute to provide emergency medical treatment to all patients, irregardless of the patient's ability to pay.Back Pain Specialist NC

    ReplyDelete
  4. Work with your specialist, attendant, and drug specialist to learn however much as could be expected about your medicine. https://stdauthority.com/mcallen-texas-std-testing

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am very happy to discover your post as it will become on top in my collection of favorite blogs to visit. certified organic skincare

    ReplyDelete
  6. There is too much care needed when interpreting medical jargons, terminologies into a target language.Odontologijos klinika

    ReplyDelete
  7. gastro were at first ease back to receive this approach, careful about it being surgical in nature, the colonoscopy had turned into a generally acknowledged practice.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I can see that you are an expert at your field! I am launching a website soon, and your information will be very useful for me.. Thanks for all your help and wishing you all the success in your business. how to lose weight

    ReplyDelete
  9. Informative and helpful writing. i really enjoy it and hope others will find it useful as well.
    thank you for your good writing. IVF

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thanks for taking the time to discuss that, I feel strongly about this and so really like getting to know more on this kind of field. Do you mind updating your blog post with additional insight? It should be really useful for all of us. IPhysio

    ReplyDelete
  11. I have been surfing online more than two hours today, yet I never found any interesting article on Medical data sharing like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all webmasters and article writers made good content as you did, the blogs will be much more useful than ever before. Family Doctors Frisco

    ReplyDelete
  12. New web site is looking good. Thanks for the great effort. serviettes hygiéniques

    ReplyDelete
  13. After finishing a course, certification by a national organization such as the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) or Association of Medical Technologists (AMT) is the next step. Certification maximizes your chances of getting hired.buy vagifirm

    ReplyDelete
  14. howdy, your websites are really good. I appreciate your work. Study Medicine In Philippines

    ReplyDelete
  15. Very educating story, saved your site for hopes to read more! Discover More In This Website

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thank you for sharing such type of information.there are very help full information for every one.keep sharing this type of information

    syringe infusion pump

    syringe pump manufacturers

    syringe pump suppliers

    ReplyDelete
  17. Im no expert, but I believe you just made an excellent point. You certainly fully understand what youre speaking about, and I can truly get behind that. ultrasound technologist salary 2018

    ReplyDelete
  18. The post gives the light in which we can observe the reality of Medical data sharing. This is a very clear writing and gives in-depth information like a Health news. Thank you so much for your excellent efforts.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Exchanges can be set to satisfy specific chiropractors through destinations for doctors notwithstanding on the off chance that they are absent on the principal site page of the web crawler comes about, they are well on the way to be avoided. punaise de lit traitement

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hello there! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against hackers? I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard on. Any suggestions?
    apo norge

    ReplyDelete
  21. That is an immense number; so expansive in certainty that one needs to as inquiries of the way of life and condition in which they live. best stethoscope for medical students

    ReplyDelete