Reference 2018-65

REF:          2018-65 

Subject:      Messaging apps 

 

 

Request:

  1. How many hospitals have a policy regarding the use of messaging apps by their staff?
  2. A list of hospitals that have a policy.
  3. Does the policy forbid the use of social messaging apps for sharing patient information?
  4. A list of hospitals that are paying for messaging apps
  5. For the last 3 financial years (2014/15 – 2016/17) what is the total amount spent by hospitals on messaging apps?
  6. A list of the suppliers/vendors.
  7. What is the contract type?
  8. When does the contract start/end?

 

 

Response:

1. How many hospitals have a policy regarding the use of messaging apps by their staff? We have policies in place regarding the use of mobile devices and the use of apps is not allowed across the Trust.

Also we do not allow staff to use their own devices for work purposes.

2. A list of hospitals that have a policy.
3. Does the policy forbid the use of social messaging apps for sharing patient information?
4. A list of hospitals that are paying for messaging apps
5. For the last 3 financial years (2014/15 – 2016/17) what is the total amount spent by hospitals on messaging apps? Zero
6. A list of the suppliers/vendors. N/A
7. What is the contract type? N/A
8. When does the contract start/end? N/A