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  • ADSL broadband slows remote medical education

    Australia should invest in faster broadband for regional areas to promote telehealth and clinical education, according to the head of a non-governmental organisation that trains general practice doctors.

  • Doctors look to hardware for secure file-sharing solution

    George Rathbun, director of IT architecture at Pfizer, is also the CTO for SAFE-BioPharma, the US pharmaceutical industry group coordinating secure sharing of information with physicians as well as others. SAFE members, including Johnson & Johnson, Abbott Labs, Bristol-Myers-Squibb, Proctor & Gamble, and Merck and GlaxoSmithKline, have embarked on a shared authentication approach, based on public-key infrastructure cross-certification. Rathbun recently discussed how this security programme works and what its implications are for users.