As a healthcare provider, you are obliged to protect the confidentiality of patient and/or client data to the best of your ability. In order to provide guidelines for this, but also to check compliance, the NEN7510 standard has been drawn up. The NEN7510 describes measures to safely handle patient and/or client data.
This standard for information security in healthcare is not without obligation: all healthcare institutions in the Netherlands must be able to demonstrate to the Healthcare and Youth Inspectorate (IGJ) that they have proper information security. The NEN7510 is the guiding principle in the assessment.
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This obligation is based on, among other things, the General Data Protection Regulation (AVG), Additional Provisions for Processing Personal Data in Healthcare Act (Wabvpz) and the Electronic Data Processing by Healthcare Providers Decree (Begz).
The NEN7510 is used to increase your digital resilience. Using the standard, you demonstrate that your ISMS (Information Security Management System) is in order and that you have mitigated digital risks to an acceptable level by implementing appropriate control measures.
Implementing (and perhaps certifying based on) the NEN7510 for healthcare provides some clear benefits regarding information security for your organization:
It creates trust for "stakeholders" such as patients, health insurers, providers and regulators.
The NEN7510 provides a clear structure and tools to make your entire organization more digitally resilient.
The NEN7510 employs a cyclical management system (ISMS), which establishes a clear PDCA cycle to achieve continuous improvement.
With certification, you easily demonstrate that you are compliant with legal requirements. Without certification, you will have to demonstrate that your organization is compliant in another, less efficient, way. This is particularly time-consuming if multiple audits are required, for example.
Many risks and measures have already been identified. Perium has already prepared these risks and standards for you. No need to reinvent the wheel. And does your organization have specific risks? You can add those in a minute.
Once you get going, you keep going. Your organization's resilience improves every day thanks to the built-in improvement cycle.
The ISMS (Information Security Management System) drives your information security activities. It ensures a continuous improvement process using the PDCA cycle. Besides the ISMS (NEN7510), Perium also includes other relevant management systems such as the PIMS (Privacy Information Management System) or QMS (Quality Management System): the quality system according to ISO9001.
Are you facing the challenge to take information security to the next level and comply with NEN7510 and also be compliant with the AVG/GDPR, our platform also offers the principles of the AVG/GDPR in combination with the ISO27701 standard.
In addition to the NEN7510 you create one environment with an ISMS and/or PIMS for improving information security and data privacy. With the help of the PDCA cycle in Perium you come and stay demonstrably in control.
Perium can also be easily deployed for risk management in other areas such as strategic, financial, outsourcing or for specific processes or projects.
Do you also want to implement your risk management clearly? Feel free to request a free demo so Perium can support you and your organization optimally.