Magazine article Information Management

CQC to Fortify NHS Information Governance Inspections

Magazine article Information Management

CQC to Fortify NHS Information Governance Inspections

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Britain's Care Quality Commission (CQC) plans to beef up its own information governance assessments of National Health Service (NHS) hospitals, beginning this summer, as reported by Healthcare.GovernmentComputing. com. While the new inspection regime is not directly related to the May WannaCry intrusion, which affected some NHS trusts, inspectors are likely to scrutinize many aspects of NHS IT.

Even before the WannaCry exploit, the CQC was consulting on proposals for its future regulation of NHS hospitals, with the proposals planning to introduce a new "key line of enquiry" for inspectors to use to look more closely at "whether robust and appropriate information is being effectively processed and challenged."

Earlier, the CQC released "Safe Data Safe Care," a report on amendments to its inspection process to ensure "appropriate internal and external validation against the new data security standards have been carried out."

The report chronicles the review of 60 hospitals and medical practices to see whether personal health and care data is being used safely and is being protected appropriately. The CQC review focuses on patient data in the NHS and does not include providers of adult social care; nor does it examine IT systems. …

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