Econocom becomes a hosting provider for personal healthcare data

Econocom, a dedicated player in the digital transformation of businesses, announced today it has been accredited to host confidential healthcare data.

Accredited by the French Ministry of Health, on the recommendation of the CNIL (Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés, France’s regulatory body in charge of ensuring  compliance with data privacy laws) and ASIP Santé, as a company hosting personal healthcare data, Econocom has to meet high standards to guarantee the confidentiality, security, integrity and availability of the data it handles.

Protected by the Public Health Code and Social Security Code, personal healthcare information is considered as sensitive data by the French Data Protection Act (Loi Informatique et Libertés ). Obtaining this accreditation thus establishes Econocom as an expert qualified to host sensitive medical data.

“This accreditation is a testament to our expertise and demonstrates Econocom’s ability to comply with the highest standards of healthcare hosting and security, and more generally the quality of the outsourcing services it delivers to all its clients,” said Sébastien Lescop, Area Manager for Infrastructure Management Services at Econocom.

Bruno Grossi, Executive Director of the group, added: “We are convinced that digitalisation in the healthcare sector is a key social issue, like the digitalisation of our education system, which is an area we are very active in. Speeding up the deployment of digital in the medical sector will bring considerable, widespread progress in all areas.  For healthcare establishments, digital can improve patient wellbeing and ensure more effective care. Developing e-health ensures easier access to care and medical expertise for everyone. The power of Big Data should be leveraged to improve medical effectiveness.”  He concluded:  “We have decided to continue our active development strategy in this high-potential market and we have great ambitions in the e-health sector.”