What the NHS cyber attack means
for Hospify - and you
Here at Hospify we're not remotely happy about Friday's WannaCrypt attack on the NHS - now spread to systems in over 70 countries. Patients and services up and down the UK have been affected - and that's not good. Here's Hospify's security advisor Ben Rapp on ITN news last Friday night talking about it.
The sad fact is that we, along with many others, saw this coming. And so sure were we that it was coming, that we decided to do something about it. Three years ago we set up Hospify precisely in order to provide the NHS - and all European healthcare services - with a state-of-the-art, secure, compliant mobile communications system that could transform health comms for patients and clinicians across the UK & EU... without costing the taxpayer a penny.
The arguments are already raging in the press about whose fault this is and who needs to spend more money to fix it. If past experience of IT procurement in the NHS is anything to go by, too much money will be spent on the wrong services, services which will come online too late (if ever). The result? In a few years time we'll all again be reading about how tens or even hundreds of millions of pounds of valuable investment has once again been wasted.
But there is another way. By following the model of WhatsApp and charging doctors, nurses and patients just £1 each a year (the actual users, not the hospitals, not the taxpayers) Hospify can provide secure compliant messaging to the whole of Europe - without the need for governments or hospitals to take a single decision or spend a single penny of money that would be better spent on medical salaries, medicines and equipment.
Don't wait for your hospital, your CCG or your government to react. Take back control and vote with your thumbs by installing Hospify now. (And right now it's still free! we haven't even started charging yet!). Tell your colleagues, get them to do it too, and by the end of the day your team can be free from ever having to worry about failing NHS communications and random cyber attacks again.