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HIV data leak: MOH must learn from breaches to build more robust, secure system

Before there is further talk of making the National Electronic Health Records compulsory here, MOH must be very confident it can truly safeguard this information, which will be accessible to thousands of healthcare workers.
Before there is further talk of making the National Electronic Health Records compulsory here, MOH must be very confident it can truly safeguard this information, which will be accessible to thousands of healthcare workers. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

First, it was the massive data breach at Singapore General Hospital in which details of 1.5 million SingHealth patients were stolen, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's medical records.

That was last year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 01, 2019, with the headline 'MOH must learn from breaches to build more robust, secure system'. Subscribe