Manila, September 2017 - Companies from all industries including healthcare are making it a point to comply with the Philippine Data Privacy Law of 2012 (RA 10173) and its Implementing Rules and Regulation. Compliance in the healthcare sector is more stringent because of the sensitivity of the private information it processes and stores. Getz Clinical have responded by being one of the first healthcare technology solution and electronic medical record (EMR) provider to comply through appointing a Data Protection Officer.
Ms. Aubrey Rivera who serves as the company’s Regulatory and Compliance Officer will now take on the global Data Privacy Officer role working in conjunction with Ms. Fides Simbulan, RN who is managing and implementing the information security policies of the company.
“ Getz Clinical regularly goes through security audits and keeps itself abreast with the latest techniques and technologies to maintain and improve its information security standards. We use the latest technologies and infrastructure to ensure that our clients and their patient’s information are private and secure.”, said Ms. Rivera, “our software is hosted in ISO27001 and HIPAA compliant infrastructure that many top global companies use.”, she added.
Privacy Impact Assessment
Aside from this, the company has also started its Privacy Impact Assessment and other activities to ensure we follow the best practices on top of complying with the standards set by the law.
“Our team of IT experts regularly monitors and updates our systems as part of our managed service commitment. We also help educate end-users in the importance of shared responsibility to maintain the privacy and security of information.”, said Ms. Simbulan
Aside from the two appointees, Getz Clinical’s Chief Informatics Officer, Mr. Kit Sumabat, RN, CPHIMS also takes an active part in ensuring the company follows “security by design” and “privacy by design” best practices. Mr. Sumabat has been actively involved during the development and public hearings of the Data Privacy Act and is also an active member of the healthcare Privacy Experts Group organized jointly by the Department of Health, PhilHealth and Department of Science and Technology.
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