Risks involved in processing health data
Processing health dataBy now you are probably aware of the fact that processing health data is not limited to the medical context. Health data can also be processed by individuals measuring their own health via, for example, modern technologies. In a previous step you discussed with other learners that although health data is considered to be sensitive data, it can still be processed if explicit consent is given by a data subject, like Anna.The healthcare industry is highly data intensive. Both inside and outside the medical context there are risks involved in using modern technologies for processing health data. For as long as health data has been collected, there have always been risks involved with processing sensitive health data. However, due to modern technologies, these risks have changed. For a healthcare institution, like a hospital, this means that new protocols and new technical and organisational measures have to be taken. We will hear more about this from the security officer of Anna’s hospital later this week.
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