Period:  09/2016 - Present
Status:  Current
Contacts:  Alexandra Tsvetkova

The awareness and training activities within the initiative aim to create an understanding among the Healthcare Sector’s representatives about the categories of personal data processed by their organizations and how information flows and links in the exchange of information within and between organizations and third parties effect patients' rights; to clarify the technical, organizational and legal measures that organizations must take to protect the personal data processed in the course of providing health services and how such transformation would affect the activities of healthcare establishments; and to provide detailed guidance on how to meet the requirements of the new legal framework. A specific focus of the initiative is placed on explaining the peculiarities of processing patients’ health data, especially data related to vulnerable groups and children, and the specifics of the healthcare institutions' activities in sharing information about the health of the patients to third parties.

The initiative also includes consultations, preparation of explanatory materials and 1:1 meetings; and is targeted at healthcare managers, professionals, administrators, communications experts and journalists working in the Healthcare Sector, e-health software developers, etc.

Other consultations of legal and/or organizational nature are focused on the development of IT products for the Healthcare Sector and the overall development of telemedicine on national level.