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  1. Hospital Authority dumps plan for zero tolerance on data loss

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee A Hospital Authority plan to sack staff who repeatedly lost patient data was abandoned yesterday, after some board members expressed concern that such severe punishment would ... hospitals and clinics. The authority made the controversial proposals following repeated cases in which staff lost portable electronic devices containing patient data. Some cases also involved ...

  2. System to trace staff, equipment on trial

    Posted Aug 20th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... for the introductory-level applications in Hong Kong may be cheaper. The Productivity Council said it planned to promote the RTLS with the Hospital Authority, which intended to introduce similar location systems ... Celine Sun A tracking system that can locate staff in an office or trace medical equipment in a hospital is on trial in Hong Kong. The Productivity Council, which is running a pilot scheme ...

  3. Doctors get easy link to government websites

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Private doctors can now link easily with the Hospital Authority and Department of Health websites with new software. The HKMA Clinic Management System Wuhan is an improved version of previous software developed by the Hong Kong Medical Association. It is available free to all registered doctors. ...

  4. Data leaks expose hospital flaws

    Posted May 14th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Authority takes new measures to raise medical staff's awareness of patients' privacy Public hospital staff will no longer be allowed to take home USB flash drives containing patients' personal data without the approval of hospital chiefs. This is one of the measures introduced after a series of leaks of patients' data from the Hospital Authority. Authority chairman ...

  5. Hospital computer systems to get upgrade after patient data losses

    Posted May 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong The Hospital Authority is to replace old computer systems at its hospitals and ensure they are all connected to a single network. It hopes to minimise the need for staff ... of the geriatrics department at Ruttonjee Hospital, said on a radio show yesterday that most hospital staff had little reason to use removable devices to transfer data between computers. His remarks ...

  6. Hospital staff banned from taking patients' data home

    Posted May 12th 2008, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Public hospital staff will no longer be allowed to take home USB flash drives containing patients' personal data without the approval of hospital chiefs. This is one of the measures introduced after a series of leaks of patients' data from the Hospital Authority. Authority chairman Anthony Wu Ting-yuk said hospital staff would not be allowed to leave work with USB devices ...

  7. Hospital staff to get 3G mobile phones

    Posted Oct 08th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh The Hospital Authority is to spend HK$154 million upgrading internal communications for frontline staff. Their pagers and digital enhanced cordless phones, or dect phones, ... to doctors and some frontline staff. The ban on mobile phones will be removed in all hospitals later this month. The authority will run a pilot scheme next year in three hospitals- Eastern, Princess ...

  8. Platform helps hospitals operate more efficiently

    Posted May 27th 2008, 12:00am by Jason Krupp

    ... recently, when the Hospital Authority upgraded its picture record system. The original platform was launched in 1999 with an Electronic Patient Records system. This was later upgraded ... hospitals. In 2004, the Hospital Authority asked GE Healthcare to implement a Central Image Distribution Data Centre using the company's GE Centricity Enterprise Archiving and Enterprise Web ...

  9. Hospital ban on phones eased

    Posted Feb 27th 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok A ban on the use of mobile phones in certain areas of public hospitals has been lifted. But the ban will remain in force in designated clinical units, including coronary care, electrodiagnostic, intensive care, neonatal intensive care, operating theatres and resuscitation areas in accident and emergency departments. A Hospital Authority spokeswoman said mobile phone users, ...

  10. New software links doctors and hospitals

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Hong Kong's doctors would have access to a common software platform that could enable patient-data sharing with public hospitals, the Medical Association announced yesterday. The Clinic Management System will be available to the more than 7,000 registered doctors free from August 28. It standardises patient-data storage with that of the Hospital Authority ...




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