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Data protection in the healthcare sector

Meet the requirements in healthcare data protection

With caralegal, organisations in the healthcare sector not only comply with the GDPR but also meet the specific data protection regulations from the State Hospital Laws (LkHG), DiGAV, and MDR.
The caralegal data protection management software supports all kind of organisations in healthcare to comply with privacy standards.
why caralegal

Legally compliant data protection documentation with intelligent support

Art. 9 GDPR places particularly high demands on the protection of sensitive personal health data. Therefore, data protection authorities have high expectations regarding the scope and professionalism of data protection documentation and information security in healthcare. With caralegal, data protection and compliance officers in the healthcare sector also fulfill the obligations of data protection authorities that go beyond the written requirements of the GDPR.
Documentation proven by authorities
Data protection officers use caralegal to implement the current requirements of the data protection authorities in health data protection.
Innovative legal expertise
Smart features such as the service provider compliance check and intelligent recommendations streamline GDPR compliance for healthcare data.
Integrated Knowledge Center
Save time with templates created and reviewed by legal experts specifically for healthcare providers.
How do you address the special requirements in healthcare data protection?
Drawing from our extensive experience in healthcare data protection and our interactions with data protection authorities, we are well-versed in the required standards for documentation concerning organisations that process healthcare data.

We have implemented this knowledge into our Healthcare Module, which builds upon our data protection management software. The Healthcare Module assists organisations of all sizes in efficiently meeting regulatory requirements stipulated by authorities.
Gain overview and insight into your privacy organisation by leveraging caralegal's customizable dashboard
Best practices in data protection management within one software
Leverage the power of connected privacy documents
See at any time in which process an external service provider is being transferred what data to. At the same time, assess the risks and technical and organisational measures related to that process. 
Intuitive workflows
Create processing activities and your data protection impact assessment in one flow without any duplicate work.
Individual configuration
Manage data types, groups of individuals, and legal bases according to your needs.
Ensure privacy compliance by using caralegal's processing activity workflow - especially designed for the requirements of healthcare organisations
Extended RoPA
Document and link required information to ensure your compliance with healthcare data protection obligations at all times.
Integrated Risk Management within DPIA
With caralegal, you can create a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) in compliance with Art. 35 GDPR, meeting the expectations of data protection authorities.
Precise management of your TOM
Allocate technical and organizational measures even more precisely to your processing activities or service providers.
Optimised for healthcare requirements
use cases

Developed for and with companies in the healthcare sector

Medical device manufacturers
Medical device manufacturers benefit from caralegal's structured records of processing activities and integrated risk analysis in DPIAs.
Create your processing activities and your data protection impact assessment step by step.
Medical care centres
Medical care centres gain efficiency in legally compliant GDPR documentation with caralegal's centralised data protection software.
Health-Tech Companies
Caralegal simplifies compliance with the required data protection requirements for Digital Health Applications (DiGAs) and Digital Care Applications (DiPAs).
Caralegal efficiently documents the legal bases from the respective State Hospital Laws as well as the GDPR and manages data protection comprehensively.
Health IT Providers
Providers of Hospital Information Systems (HIS), Practice Management Systems (PMS), and Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) effectively manage their data protection with caralegal. The software adapts to legal requirements.
"In my leadership function, it's crucial that I have a comprehensive view of data protection across the organisation. caralegal allows me to retrieve essential information with a simple click, eliminating the need to gather it via email from all locations.
Dr Niclas Krohm
Head of Data Privacy and Corporate Privacy Officer
Data protection in healthcare

Work effectively, collaboratively and cross-functionally

Collaborate with other departments
On our user-friendly platform, you can effortlessly engage departments. Assign tasks to specific responsible individuals and maintain real-time visibility into pending and completed assignments.
With caralegal privacy experts and business units collaborate easily
Assess privacy related risks based on our 4 times 4 risk matrix
Identification, assessment, and mitigation of risks
Conduct a risk assessment as part of the Data Protection Impact Assessment to initially identify risks, evaluate them, and subsequently define appropriate technical and organisational measures.
Manage legal bases specific to your organisation
With caralegal, you can centrally create legal bases for data processing, making it easy to incorporate country-specific or organisation-specific regulations. You can then flexibly assign these to individual organisational units.
Customize the available legal bases per organizational unit to comply with local or regional privacy laws
Train your healthcare workforce in data protection
In addition to adhering to medical confidentiality, there are numerous other measures that can support data protection in your organisation. Our innovative eLearning solution promotes lasting data protection awareness and successfully equips your employees successfully for their everyday work.
Experience a better way to handle data privacy
Experience firsthand how caralegal elevates your data protection management.
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Frequently asked questions / FAQs

If you can't find the answers you're looking for, our Product team is ready to help.
What specific requirements exist in healthcare data protection
According to Article 9(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), health data is considered 'special categories of personal data.' These data are classified as 'particularly sensitive,' and processing them is generally prohibited. However, the GDPR provides legal grounds that can lift this prohibition, allowing for the processing of health data in exceptional cases. The specific requirements in data protection management involve limiting the actual data processing to these legal grounds and, at the same time, always being able to demonstrate how the protection objectives defined in Article 5 of the GDPR are achieved for sensitive health data.
Who is caralegal health intended for?
caralegal health was developed by data protection and IT security experts based on years of experience in health data protection. Our data protection management software benefits companies in the healthcare sector, such as medical device manufacturers, laboratories, hospitals, medical centers, health startups, and health IT service providers who seek to professionalise their data protection management.
Can I use templates in caralegal health?
In our data protection software, we provide templates that have been reviewed by data protection experts for various healthcare organisations, which you can customise to fit your needs.