Being POPI compliant is essential to your practice
As the enforcement of the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act draws ever closer, it’s now more important than ever to ensure your medical practice is POPI compliant. Even though government has yet to announce an exact enforcement date, you can use this pending time to your advantage to fully understand what the POPI Act means for your medical practice and how best to go about ensuring your patients’ medical data is safe and POPI compliant.
Before you start developing your fool-proof POPI strategy, it’s important to answer these questions:
- How do you capture patient information?
- How do you protect your patient data?
- Do you know what POPI requires when it comes to processing personal patient information?
Depending on how you answered the above questions could have a serious impact on your practice once POPI comes into effect. However, even if you can’t answer these questions definitively, it’s important to keep in mind that POPI compliance is an extension of your current patient information protocols that were implemented in accordance with South African medical guidelines.
If your patient records are digitally stored, or if you plan to migrate to a digital practice management solution in the near future, we’ve put together this eBook to help you understand how POPI will affect your medical practice and what you can do to successfully implement your POPI Compliance Plan.
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