New Contractual Cyber Security Standards For GP Practices

New Contractual Cyber Security Standards For GP Practices

New contractual cyber security standards across England require GPs to appoint a named partner, board member or senior employee responsible for data and cyber security. Rising patient expectations and increased online threats to the health service have forced the Department of Health and NHS England to introduce new data security requirements. From 2018/2019 GPSs across […]

What is HIPAA Compliance?

What is HIPAA Compliance?

HIPAA, the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 1996, establishes the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. Any organisation that deals with protected health information (PHI) must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed. This includes covered entities, anyone who provides treatment, payment and operations […]

Access to Medical Reports Act 1988

Access to Medical Reports Act 1988

IT managers handling electronic medical records (EMRs) need to ensure that their systems and networks can deal with access requests and EMR retention requirements… The United Kingdom’s Access to Medical Reports Act 1988 (text) establishes a person’s right of access to reports relating to themselves provided by medical practitioners for employment or insurance purposes. The Access to […]