How secure is our medical data? Is Albania ready for the digitalization of the health care system?

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Dolantina Hyka
Fatmir Basholli


Managing safety in the health system is important as connections between external clients of hospital systems need to be carefully managed. It is often thought that public health institutions do not need structured information security, as they are not part of a competitive environment and tend to have more simplified IT infrastructure, as most information systems are for internal use and therefore, they are less exposed to external threats. However, this is no longer true. Public health institutions have very sensitive information, they also store confidential information about individuals, thus making them possible targets for many hackers. This paper aims to study information security in detail by analyzing information security practices in hospitals. Managing safety in the health system is important because the health system through the systems it uses and the services it provides has the personal data of the entire population of a country. It is therefore very important that connections between external clients of health systems are carefully managed. As this information stored in these systems can cause image damage to certain individuals, but can also interfere with changing dates, causing damage to people's lives. This information is very sensitive for some people and their security is primary.

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Hyka, D. ., & Basholli, F. . (2023). How secure is our medical data? Is Albania ready for the digitalization of the health care system?. Engineering Applications, 2(3), 235–242. Retrieved from


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