Information Protection Technologies For Doctors

If earlier mostly all information was kept on the papers, the recent informational technologies expanding growth gives medical staff the opportunity to use them in their job. We can not deny the advantages which are coming to every job with using computer and specialized software. But together with this the old, as Hyppoctates outh, there is a problem of information protection.

At first look the health information became more vulnerable with this technologies using, as there are dangers of it’s stealing while the information is stored on the computer, as well as when it is transmitted through the Internet. This may lead uninitiated people to say that there is no solution to this issue. Is it really so?

If you are a medical worker, you may face different situations, when the information, you work with, is vulnerable. Sometimes you may wonder where the problem may come from or to feel stressed by the reasons for your electronic information storage and transmitting and the ways you can you do it.

In this article I will try to point the reasons why should we do it and to suggest some practical answers to these sometimes challenging situations.
Reasons for protecting medical information

1. Laws

Every country is protecting the patients with different laws. There are different official documents which underline the importance of protecting the confidentiality of people’s health information and as a consequence, their privacy. And this is not an option, this is a obligation of each medical worker. Medical staff should not allow private information misuse

2. Etiquette rules and Hypocrates oath

Etiquette rules require us to be able to protect the information we get from our neighbors. Hypocrates oath requires a doctor to protect the information, he get from the patients. It says: