How to Manage Patient Data Security and Privacy Demands in the Digital Health Era
Digital health is ushering in an exciting time for medicine with digital therapeutics offering new approaches to treating numerous ailments. While this is happening, health data breaches are rising globally, creating challenges for biopharma and medtech companies. These organizations hold more sensitive data today than historically, with higher potential risk.
As with many emerging industries, regional, state and national governments globally are developing new and sometimes conflicting privacy policies that empower patients with data access rights and create additional compliance responsibilities for biopharma and medical device companies. As companies consider building cloud-based platforms to manage data coming from new digital products and services, it is important to recognize the heightened security risk of collecting patients’ medical data, even if much of it is de-identified.
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