“As part of the on-going digitisation of Radiology Services here at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL), we have, in conjunction with Philips Healthcare, chosen to use iStorage diskAshur with 256 bit encryption as part of an enterprise secure solution to meet the needs of our Breast Screening Services to the patients of WWL. From a security standpoint, the devices are government approved and meet the NHS current requirements of 256 bit encryption of data for transport and from an operational aspect provide a very effective way of securely transporting patient data. The disks themselves are also very easy to use by our breast screening staff, once the security pin code has been input. They are rugged and designed in a manner which prevents damage. As with many breast screening services of NHS Trusts, WWL provides screening in the wider community, for example you may have seen breast screening vans on supermarket car parks or at community or educational establishments to facilitate ease of access for patients. We use the secure diskAshur devices to store patient images from computerised radiography equipment on-board the screening vans, after which the disks are transported back into the hospital for uploading and processing on our computerised radiology systems for diagnosis. The diskAshur devices both protect the patient’s sensitive data as well as WWL’s reputation as a leader of delivering secure effective digitized clinical services to the patients of Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust”.
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