UK Doctors Routinely Send Sensitive Patient Info by Text

Worrying figures emerge from UK health service.

Phil Muncaster

The perils of BYOD in the UK healthcare sector have been exposed by new research claiming that nearly two thirds of NHS doctors send sensitive patient data to colleagues via text.
The researchers polled over 6,000 doctors and nurses at five hospital sites about their use of mobile devices. Unsurprisingly, 99% of doctors and 95% of nurses claimed to own a smartphone and 74% and 65% owned a tablet, respectively.
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