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May 1, 2019 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

Opinions and Views about Opinions and Views

When it comes to figuring out whether opinions and views qualify as personal information under The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) or The Local Authority Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (LA FOIP), it can get confusing!! Subsections 24(1)(f) of FOIP/23(1)(f) of LA FOIP indicate that “the personal opinions... read more

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April 12, 2019 - Kayla Little, Practicum Student, Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Health Information Management

Are you considering eCommunication?

Many might associate the term eCommunication with a smartphone or laptop, but the term goes beyond your everyday communication devices. eCommunication, or electronic communication, is a continuously growing method of communicating between individuals. In healthcare, eCommunications tools are emerging to assist trustees in managing patients’ healthcare by communicating with patients and other healthcare providers. Some... read more

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April 10, 2019 - Kayla Little, Practicum Student, Saskatchewan Polytechnic - Health Information Management

A Privacy Agreement? What is it?

Many employees working with or around personal health information (PHI), whether current or newly employed, will most likely be required to sign an agreement indicating they understand their obligations to keep information confidential. These agreements usually address a variety of information including PHI, personal information (PI), business information and information about an organization’s business partners.... read more

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April 4, 2019 - Sherri Fowler, Analyst

Best practices when using USB drives

When thinking about this topic I decided to look at a popular office supply store to see how big of a USB drive I could actually purchase. You can actually purchase one that stores 512 GB of data – WOW. Now, most workplaces are not going to spend over $500.00 on a USB, but a... read more

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