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Health Workers Warned Over Protecting Patients’ Data

Nearly always, the first question I get asked in regard to information governance is “how do I sell the value? I know things are bad, but no one is willing to put money or resources behind the effort.”

An unpopular but effective technique is to let the train go off the track. Yes. Brace yourself and take the hit. You can see the information train barreling down the track, and part of the track is missing. Every instinct you have tells you to stop the train. You can’t stop the train. You can recommend stopping it, but many times another …