Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic
The role of the National Health Information System (NHIS) is defined in Act No. 372/2011 Coll., on Health Services and Conditions of Their Provision (Act on Health Services), namely in § 70 par. 3.
NHIS is a unified nationwide information system designated for:
In compliance with § 70 par. 3 of the Act No. 372/2011 Coll., on Health Services and Conditions of Their Provision (Act on Health Services), the administration of the National Health Information System (NHIS) has been delegated to the Institute of Health Information and Statistics of the Czech Republic (IHIS CR). The extent of the mandate is defined in § 72 par. 1, letters a) to d) and f) of the above-mentioned Act.
As an organisational unit of the state delegated by the Ministry of Health of the Czech Republic, the Institute is a component of the National Statistical Service and performs this activity according to Act No. 89/1995 Coll., on the National Statistical Service, as subsequently amended.
When processing personal data in the NHIS, the Institute proceeds in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation). The Institute does not provide personal data from the NHIS to any other subjects, except for cases explicitly stated by the legislation (such as § 8 par. 5 of the Act No. 141/1961 Coll., on Criminal Court Proceedings, the so-called Criminal Code).