This year, in the European Union, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. The GDPR is groundbreaking legislation for consumer rights when it comes to data protection. We all create data everywhere we go with our internet-enabled devices, but the use of that data is still largely unregulated. The GDPR was enacted to ensure that organizations comply with the following actions:
- Fully inform consumers about the type of data being collected
- Obtain explicit consent from consumers to gather their data
- Allow consumers to access their data and request corrections
- Give consumers the option to withdraw their consent at any time
When it comes to gathering and using health data specifically, Patientory believes these actions are vital to maintaining trust between patients and providers. Today’s electronic medical records struggle with issues of interoperability and cybersecurity, and we need to reimagine the future of health information management. This is why we developed our distributed application: to empower individual consumers to easily manage and control access to their own health data. Join us.