GDPR - General data protection regulation

GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) establishes a new reinforced juridical regime for the protection of personal data, by defining new obligations and responsibilities for all public or private entities. Moreover the new regulation has great impact on Hospital activities related with the treatment of sensitive data, demanding adequate action planning for its normative conformity.

HealthSystems is a University of Porto spin-off, created in 2013 by academics specialized in cyber-security and data protection.  Since its inception one of its main objectives has been the development of technical solutions that allow Health institutions a quicker and more efficient compliance with the challenges brought upon by the new GDPR reality.

GDPR applies from 25 May 2018 after a two-year transition period and, unlike a directive, it does not require any enabling legislation to be passed by national governments. The GDPR includes the following key phases:

Critical Approach to GDPR

Each institution must be prepared for the GDPR by 25 May 2018.

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HLTSYS has developed products and services that can help you get ready, namely:


    • HS.REGISTER Is a technology that creates a single audit log for organizations by aggregating different events that generate logs (AD events, syslog, log4j, web server logs, REST, SOAP and HL7 communications, etc.). Our solution allows for the auditing of complex processes, crossing different systems in an integrated way, as well as diagnosing complex problems using a simple web application. HS.REGISTER is also specially designed to  assist organizations on the GDPR compliance overall process.
    • SLA (Service-level agreement) monitoring and assessment. Monitoring of performance of server and network. Health data quality monitoring.
    • HS.HELIOS is a toolset that acts as a centralization system of clinical and demographic processed data transmission in health institutions, allowing the extraction of metrics related to Health Information Systems integrations of distinct vendors, checking the integrity of the HL7 messages semantics and monitoring the preformed integrations in real time.
      Being a toolset allows its tools to be total or partially integrated in the systems that are in use in the institutions taking advantage of the existent resources.


    • Integrations: HL7, IHE (Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise), Health data quality
    • Cibersecurity
    • Data protection


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