Article • Data protection
Ensuring your safe GDPR compliance
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires changes in the healthcare sector. It is Greiner Bio-One’s aim to optimally fulfil these requirements with the help of its GeT system solutions, the company reports.
"The data protection basic regulation came into force on the 25th May 2018. This regulates the protection of ordinary people with regard to processing personal data. One of the few measures expressly mentioned in the GDPR that supports those responsible in complying with the regulation is pseudonymisation. This means the processing of personal data in such a way that it can be allocated to people without the need for additional information.
In the case of the software and hardware solutions from Greiner eHealth Technologies (GeT), the health and personal data (e.g. name, date of birth or hospital stay-related data, such as ward name, diagnosis, etc.) are pseudonymised using a barcode on the patient’s wristband and on the blood collection tubes. This means that no data is visible to third parties and integrity and confidentiality are maintained at all times.
Personal data are pseudonymised before the first treatment step. Patients are equipped with pre-coded patient wristbands and numbered tickets upon registration. During blood collection, the patient’s wristband is scanned to obtain the corresponding laboratory order. The filled Vacuette barcode tube is scanned again after blood collection and electronically linked to the patient’s laboratory order. This ensures optimum protection of the patient’s personal and health data from third parties, even during transport of the sample to the laboratory.
Greiner Bio-One is committed to ensuring that customers can optimally meet the requirements arising from the GDPR with the help of GeTs software and hardware solution.
We reduce personal data to a minimum and find a suitable deletion routine together with our customers, to ensure data protection compliance. This guarantees the patient adequate protection against unauthorised processing as well as the knowledge of his data by third parties. It is inevitable that the GDPR itself will lead to significant changes in the healthcare system. The goal of making the blood collection process more transparent and secure is achieved by using the GeT system."