A majority of UK National Health Service trusts have no official policies to discourage the use of consumer messaging apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger among clinicians and staff, according to a new CommonTime report.
The study found that despite the clear privacy risks posed by those apps, many trusts also don't provide other more secure alternatives for staff to use.
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Conrad Tucker, Penn State associate professor of engineering design and industrial engineering, compares VideoVitals' reading against that of a Masimo Rad-97 patient monitoring device. (Photo courtesy Penn State)