Safer personal data
Under the GDR, healthcare organizations must better understand how their patient information is collected and where it is stored. Digital data is of course affected, but this change also affects paper records.
The GDPR mandates that data breaches must be reported within 72 hours. Naturally, this will drive healthcare professionals and organizations to take better care of the data they hold and, of course, the higher fines in play will act as another incentive to dramatically improve data security.
“Many companies are concerned that GDPR will severely impact their ability to engage with customers and prospects, owing to the new restrictions on right to erasure, right to be informed and right to object,” says Michael Geary, Co-founder and CEO of medical practice software company Consentz. “However, given the backdrop of hackers, data breaches from multiple household names and concern about how social media companies use our personal information, GDPR presents a great opportunity to reset relationships and build trust between companies, staff and customers or patients.”