The Accreditation Committee for personal healthcare data hosting services publishes a report on its operations for 2006-2011
Services | 05 Aug 2011
Created five years ago, the Accreditation Committee for healthcare data hosting services has today published a report on its operations. Apart from the exhaustive review of opinions issued, this first five-year account serves as a starting point for proposing changes in order to make procedures more straightforward and reference standards more relevant.
The committee consists of representatives of healthcare professionals, health service users and IGAS, the inspectorate-general of social affairs, together with a group of experts in healthcare data safety, law and ethics. Appointed for a term of five years, members of the committee were replaced by decree on 14 June 2011 (French Official Journal [JORF] n° 0140 of 18 June 2011 page 10455 text n° 39)
The committee reaffirms the need to protect patients’ rights as far as their healthcare data is concerned, despite rapid technological progress in the sector, which makes the task of identifying manufacturers who are both competent and reliable even more complex. However, the committee has also declared itself in favour of simplifying the accreditation procedure so that it runs more smoothly and suggests possible lines of approach for a European accreditation system.