Abu Dhabi Healthcare Information and Cyber Security Standard (ADHICS) Compliance
In an era of ever-increasing data theft and privacy concerns in the healthcare sector, the significance of robust compliance services cannot be overlooked. So, considering the complexity of protecting crucial data, Trutech IT offers an indispensable solution through ADHICS. As ADHICS provider, we help organisations to comply with the ADHICS regulations through a multifaceted approach. Our specialised services are designed to ensure that your healthcare organisation remains at the forefront of compliance, safeguarding patient data and maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality & security.
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What is ADHICS?
ADHICS is the shortened form for the Abu Dhabi Healthcare Information and Cyber Security Standard. It is solely regulated by the Abu Dhabi Department of Health(DoH). Established in 2019, the mission of this standard is to protect crucial information and maintain privacy in the healthcare industry.
The ADHICS is aligned with industry and international expectations on information security. It complements the government’s initiatives on Health Information Exchange (HIE) towards greater security and public trust. The DOH-regulated healthcare entities’ adoption of ADHICS will enhance data privacy and security in Abu Dhabi’s health sector. By adopting this law, the Abu Dhabi health industry will be held to worldwide standards for data privacy and information security. Simply put, the primary goals of the ADHICS standard are to guarantee the accessibility and simplicity of use of sensitive patient data in Abu Dhabi as well as to safeguard its quality, accuracy, and integrity.
What are the requirements of ADHICS?
According to the ADHICS, healthcare services cannot utilise cloud infrastructure for sharing, storing, or processing crucial patient information. In fact, healthcare organisations are required to disconnect and integrate systems that are already connected to cloud services. They are only leveraged to share health information with other parties via express DoH authorisation. Fortunately, cyber security and healthcare entities established ADHICS to fulfil various requirements, such as:
- Asset management to cover asset handling, classification, and disposal.
- Guidelines for access control to protect networking, devices, equipment, and other accessible information.
- Information Security Problem Management: guidelines for enhancing and handling issues, as well as documenting events and risks
- Policy for planning continuity in information security continuity management
- Environmental and Physical Security
- Providing third-party security
- It contains policies governing malware protection, backup, monitoring, and security assessment.
Why Do You Need ADHICS?
Protect crucial information
The ADHICS gives you a liability to protect information security and prevent minimising the risks and recovery time in case of breaches. DOH needs organisations to comply with the ADHICS audit and guarantee that patient data security never gets compromised.
Prevent Service Delays
The Healthcare industry is one of the significant sectors in any region, providing safety and improving the overall quality of individual life. And people connected to this sector are time-bounded. It means facilities and services in the healthcare industry should smoothly flow with time to avoid delay. Thus, the ADHICS guidelines focus entirely on improving healthcare facilities by maintaining security.
ADHICS compliance is mandatory for all healthcare providers if they have access to Abu Dhabi’s residents’ medical information. This compliance is mandatory for both new and existing organisations.
Trutech's ADHICS services
- Information Gathering
- GAP Assessment
- Risk Assessment
- Risk Treatment Plan
- ADHICS Policies & Procedures
- Technology Implementation
- Cyber Security Testing
- Security Awareness
- ADHICS Internal Audits
How Can We Help You?
Trutech IT is a certified ADHICS expert assisting healthcare organisations to efficiently manage and secure patients’ data. We have a track record of successfully assisting organisations to protect sensitive information through robust cybersecurity measures. Furthermore, we can easily streamline the workflows to improve efficiency, leading to better patient care and cost savings.
By partnering with us, you can benefit from the expertise, experience, and specialised knowledge of our professionals, who understand the unique challenges and opportunities in the healthcare sector. We assure you that, by collaborating with us, you can increase operational efficiency and enhance data security and compliance. We also understand the cruciality of time, so we make sure to provide expectation service in a short amount of time. So, if you want to get water-tight security for critical assets & applications, let the team at Trutech IT help you.