Securing Data Privacy in the HealthCare Sector
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The nature of the healthcare industry’s mission poses unique challenges since cyber-attacks can have ramifications beyond financial loss and breach of privacy. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679 which will be directly applicable in all member states by 25 May 2018, requires for healthcare organizations to re-think about their data flows and how they handle and monitor patient data to make sure they are in compliance with the regulation.
At the same time, the expected massive growth of data protection jobs redrives new skills, knowledge and competences from Healthcare employees. As a result, the Healthcare Sector is facing the risk of a rising skills mismatch between data protection officers/employees across European countries with different occupational profile on skills and competences and most importantly, different level of legislation/integration on data protection.
Objectives of the project
- Developing enhanced regional and cross-regional partnerships to ensure that a sufficient number of healthcare employees and learners receive the right training / education based on current needs
- Connecting educational and vocational training with healthcare industry and organisations in a more systematic and coherent way
- Developing an environment that is going to foster the employability of employees in the healthcare sector, providing adequate tools that will better their working conditions and the quality of services provided
- Improving comparability and transfer of skills and competences focusing the on-line training of current healthcare employees based on a blended approach, while introducing innovative education/ training initiatives
- Raising awareness and improving the knowledge on patients’ data privacy protection as well as providing concrete information on rising legal aspects.