Published by Daniel Ray, Data Science Director, NHS Digital on 23 February 2017
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The NHS is on the brink of a technological revolution. With ambitions to be paperless by 2020 and a health IT investment of £4.2 billion, digital will play a greater role in healthcare than ever before. However, for these reforms to reach their full potential, the NHS must prioritise the protections surrounding its technology.
The NHS faces unique challenges – especially after the high-profile ransomware attacks earlier this year – but also unique opportunities; to improve how it handles data, how it embeds a culture of innovation, and how it ensures greater transparency to the public. A long-term approach to improving the culture and resources of NHS cybersecurity capacity must now be a priority.
We are delighted to hold a high-level roundtable with Sir Ian Andrews, Senior Independent Director and Board Member, NHS Digital on the next steps for ensuring a cybersecure NHS. This event will discuss: how best to increase the health service’s defences against a rapidly growing threat in a resource constrained environment; how NHS leaders can maximise impact by finding an appropriate balance between local and national approaches; and how to educate patients, clinicians and NHS management on cybersecurity issues.
The event will take place under the Chatham House Rule and will be held in partnership with Palo Alto Networks:
14 November 2017
13.00 - 14.30