In health care, data protection is very important as healthcare relationships are confidential and deal with sensitive data. Health Village complies with all data protection, information security and GDPR requirements.
Data protection and data security mean different things, but they are closely linked. They apply to electronic, written and oral information.
Every person has the fundamental right to
data protection, which ensures the privacy of personal data when they are being processed. Personal data includes all data from which a person can be identified, i.e. also customer and patient data. Therefore, according to data protection, they must be processed and collected without jeopardizing the privacy of the person.
Data protection also involves the patient's right to self-determination and a confidential relationship with healthcare personnel. According to data protection, a person also has the right to access their own data.
Data security is one way of implementing data protection, and it is closely monitored. Data security means protecting important information, such as health information, from outsiders by technical and possibly other means.
Data security preserves the confidentiality of data, which means that information can only be accessed by those who really have the right to access it. Another requirement is the integrity of data, which means that the data cannot change without being changed by those who have the right to do so. The accessibility of the systems must also be guaranteed: the data must be available to the relevant persons when necessary. In health care, for the patient to be treated as well as possible in every situation, accessibility is vital.