The nature of the healthcare industry’s mission poses unique challenges since cyber-attacks can have ramifications beyond financial loss and breach of privacy. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679 which will be directly applicable in all member states by 25 May 2018 requires for healthcare organizations to re-think about their data flows and how they handle and monitor patient data to make sure they are in compliance with the regulation.
At the same time, the expected massive growth of data protection jobs redrives new skills, knowledge and competences from Healthcare employees. As a result, Healthcare Sector is facing the risk of rising skills mismatch between data protection officers/employees across European countries with different occupational profile on skills and competences and most importantly, different level of legislation/integration on data protection.
Our partnership has formed a coherent strategy to reach:
- Stakeholders: Associations in the Health sector, Chamber Unions, Chambers of Commerce and key players in the Healthcare industry: based on a top down method, Panhellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Industry (Greece), the Romanian Association for Health Promotion (Romania) will serve the role of “spreading the word” nationally and transnationally.
- End users: learners and current DPOs in the Health sector as well as future employees learners & trainers making use of the learning and training resources developed.