Letters Using healthcare data

Security protection is needed when using USB sticks

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39272.674306.BE (Published 19 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:112
  1. Matthew Daunt, F1 doctor
  1. Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals Trust, Nottingham NG7 2UH
  1. mattdaunt{at}doctors.org.uk

    Current working hours for junior staff mean that effective patient handovers are critical. Handwritten sheets have been superseded by electronic storage of patient data available to the clinical team.1

    Universal serial bus (USB) sticks have greater security risks than other media due to their size, storage capacity, and convenience. Trust policy states that confidential data …

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