ADHICS – Abu Dhabi Healthcare Information & Cyber Security Standards
Abu Dhabi Healthcare Information & Cyber Security Standard (ADHICS) covers all DOH regulated health care entities and services within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and shall be applicable to all healthcare/medical facility(s), healthcare professional(s) and support staff who have access to patients’ health/diagnostic/personal information, diagnostic lab(s), pharmacy(s) and insurance provider(s).
The requirements of this Standard are based on governmental and industrial demands, and Information Security and Cyber Security international best practices. DOH has invested time and effort to understand the demands, define Abu Dhabi Health Sector-specific Information and Cyber Security requirements, and define timelines towards compliance.
The Standard focuses on the specifics of protecting and/or securing personal health information. It defines the controls applicable to healthcare entities based on their capability, maturity and risk environment. Compliance with this Standard increases Information assurance level between healthcare entities, public (citizens, residents and visitors) and governmental bodies.