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Strict legal standards for hosting health data

What is health data?

Health data is personal data about the physical or mental health of a person. More broadly, any data collected that contains information about a person’s health is health data. Certification is required to collect, process and store health data, and all processes must comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In France, the Data Protection Act and the Public Health Code provide specific requirements for hosting health data in electronic form.

How does this concern you?

As a provider in the healthcare sector (retirement home, skilled nursing facility, hospital, medical laboratory, health software developer, insurance company, etc.) you process digital patient information to ensure they get the right care. The information you receive and/or share is considered sensitive, and may count as medical or health data. In this case, you must comply with the legislation on data security.

Accredited Hosting Service

Proginov is an accredited host of personal health data collected through applications provided by our clients for medical care purposes.

This hosting service is designed for all types of healthcare professional and institution, as well as companies working to create specialised solutions in this field.

Our infrastructure and services are recognised by the French Ministry of Health as meeting the legal requirements in terms of confidentiality and security, proving that we are a reliable and widely trusted hosting service.

We have many years of experience in providing high quality, secure service, supporting e-health professionals in their digital transformation.

We guarantee health professionals and their patients optimum conditions when it comes to data processing, security, integrity, confidentiality, availability, back-up, monitoring and retrieval of sensitive data.
We also offer a complete hosting solution for any type of business that wants to outsource their IT infrastructure (business applications, ERP, accounting, payroll, productivity software, messaging, networks, telecommunications, etc.).


ISO 27001 HDS certification

In 2012, we obtained our first accreditation to host French Occupational Health Services data, and in 2014 our accreditation was extended to cover all health data.
On 1 April 2018, the accreditation process in effect since January 2006 was replaced by the HDS certification process. (HDS stands for Hébergeur de Données de Santé in French, or Health Data Hosting Service) HDS certification is based on ISO 27001, and like the accreditation, will be valid for 3 years. However, the new system will also be monitored annually.
Any hosting service that doesn’t have a valid accreditation must be certified under the new certification process. We are still covered by our accreditation until 2021, and we are in the process of obtaining certification.

Accredited Health Data Hosting Service

Customer testimonials

A flexible and complete solution

We were looking to host our IT infrastructure to secure our data and prepare for regulatory changes. We chose Proginov for their flexible and complete solution. Proginov saved me so much time, because in addition to hosting, their service includes infrastructure administration and hosted applications such as email and office productivity software.
We are completely satisfied with the service and our business relationship.

Matthieu Boulanger
IT manager of the BTP ST in Villeurbanne


This complete service lets us concentrate on our core activities.

Because protecting the integrity of our data is one of the primary concerns of our service, we were impressed with Proginov's solution, which guarantees the security of our health data and ensures service continuity through multisite redundancy.
This complete service lets us concentrate on our core activities.
Proginov is responsible for the management, supervision and operational continuity of our infrastructure.

Cécile Louradour
Head of the IT department of the AIST 19


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    In accordance with the French Data Protection Act No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978, you are informed that you have the right to access and rectify your personal information. To exercise your right, you can contact Proginov via one of the contact forms on this web site, by phone or email: Proginov SA – 36, rue de la Guillauderie BP 20020 - PA de Tournebride – 44118 La Chevrolière. Tel: +33 (0)2 51 70 93 93
    For more information on our policy concerning the processing of data collected, please see our legal notice.

    NHC, nutrition parentérale
    Centre de médecine du travail et de santé au travail
    BTP Santé au travail
    SIHM, Systèmes d'Information d'Harmonie Mutuelle