Amid all the conversations regarding the GDPR across the globe, the personal data protection law is now effective since May 25, 2018. Although this is an EU law, applying primarily to the businesses and organizations across the European Economic Area (EEA) countries, the GDPR also has an extraterritorial reach to business activities in other countries, including the US.
Like other industries, the GDPR has important implications for the US healthcare industry too, however, many healthcare providers are still not fully aware of how it applies to their organizations, let alone be prepared for it. According to a survey from information security company Clearswift, only 17% of the healthcare bodies across the US, UK, Germany, and Australia claimed to have the process in place to address the regulation’s requirements. [Read more…]