Raising cybersecurity maturity across primary care
We help you protect patient data by assessing your exposure to cyber risks and providing guidance and recommendations for mitigation.
We support health sector organisations and professionals by providing general advice about improving cybersecurity measures, responding to cybersecurity incidents, finding and using cybersecurity tools, and all things in between.
You can use the Patients First team as a sounding board – we are here to help you identify and mitigate cybersecurity risks so that your patients’ private information is protected.
More broadly, we often act as a liaison for the Ministry of Health to support their projects and as a channel to disseminate information to the sector. Our knowledge and existing relationships in the sector can enable these projects to run more smoothly and communications to be managed efficiently.
If you want the honest truth about how vulnerable you or your organisation are, we offer a free 1-hour security assessment of any online services that you manage.
The assessment will either confirm that you’re well protected, or it will show you the areas that need improvement and where you might need our advice or guidance.
Health Information Security Framework (HISF) assistance
The Health Information Security Framework (HISF) supports health and disability sector organisations and practitioners holding personally identifiable health information to improve and manage the security of that information. It provides advice about procedures, minimum requirements and technical standards.
Compliance with the framework’s risk management section has been required since 1 July 2016 for any organisations managing health information.
We offer the following assessment services to help you comply with the HISF: