New Law for the interoperable electronic medical history in Colombia

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Law 2015 of 2020 - by which the interoperable electronic medical history is created and other provisions are dictated.

Law 2015 of 2020 aims to regulate the interoperability of electronic medical history through which relevant clinical elements will be exchanged, seeking to expedite and ensure access and exercise of the rights to health and information.

Companies that are obligated by this law are: providers of health services such as health service providers (IPS), independent health professionals, entities with different social purposes (which, among other activities, provide health services) and special patient transport services.

One of the most important provisions included in this Law, is not being able to modify the information recorded in the medical history without registration of it, even when such modification is performed to correct an error. It may be necessary to use certain types of technological tools to ensure a higher level of protection for the integrity of the information.

In addition, according to this Law, companies that are obliged to establish an information security and privacy, digital security and continuity of services plans, for which companies must create a strategy of periodic review and risk assessment.

This law also requests entities such as the General Archive of the Nation, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, and the Ministry of Information and Telecommunications Technologies, to regulate the specific provisions and administer the correct implementation by obligated companies.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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