Blog Archive (Year: 2022)
Does Privacy Hinder Patient Care?
Recently, I read an article in the Saskatoon StarPhoenix titled, Borderline: Why health record privacy hinders patient care in Lloydminster (part 2), and it caused me to pause. Now, my office has not yet received any specific complaints about cross border sharing of personal health information, so we have yet to fully explore what the... read more
Enhancing Efficiencies: Updates to The Rules of Procedure
Our pursuit of continuous improvement has recently focused on the procedures we follow to process reviews and investigations related to access to information requests and privacy complaints. This included a careful examination of the impact of issuing a draft report and sharing an index of records. We also considered our rules about how and when... read more
Updated: There’s Been a Privacy Breach… Now What?
Your public body has been notified of a privacy breach, what are some of the questions that cross your mind? Maybe they include: What steps should I take now? What information should I be recording during my investigation? Should I proactively report the privacy breach to the IPC? What information does the IPC need from... read more
Access and Privacy Best Practices in Health Care
On May 20, 2022, the Commissioner and I were invited to host a virtual session for the Meadow Lake Tribal Council titled, Access and Privacy Best Practices in Health Care. In order to ensure that a wider audience has the opportunity to experience what we talked about, we recorded the session which is now available... read more