GDPR status check: Healthcare faces daunting challenges

Healthcare IT News: After four years of preparation and debate in the European Union Parliament, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force in May 2018. Now, as the one-year anniversary of the most important shift in data privacy regulation in 20 years approaches, widespread changes are already being felt in the healthcare industry, which is facing multiple challenges to protect sensitive data.

The regulations mean the healthcare sector needs to rapidly deploy a more holistic approach to data management, especially considering data concerning health has special mention under the GDPR.

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