Government E-Health Legislation

The Government is going to introduce e-health legislation which will have many phases to protect data disturbances. E-health legislation will cover portions of a legal framework to protect e-health data and heath data calibration. It will also have comprehensive remedies including civil and criminal measures for a data breach.

The initiative has taken in Lok Sabha, and it was informed about this today. Health Ministry has decided to take out a law regarding electronic health, data, Privacy, and Security.

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Anupriya Patel, Minister of State for Health in a written statement confirmed this news. She said that the anticipated law would broadly cover features to look after e-health data for an individual, ownership of e-health data, the legal framework for health data standardization in collection, storage, exchange and others.

The rule will also have “Comprehensive remedies for data break and enforcing nodal body,” the minister said. She also added, “The proposed legislation is still being enrolled, and action against any interruption of electronic data of the patients is yet to be finalized.”

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