Tag: healthcare

June 15, 2020 - Raianne Engel, Analyst

Should you provide your child’s HSN to their school?

Have you ever filled out a form for your child’s school and wondered if they really need all the information they are asking for? Among other personal information, your child’s school might request their health services number (HSN). The Commissioner has not yet dealt with this issue in a formal report so this is just... read more

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February 13, 2020 - Ron Kruzeniski, Information and Privacy Commissioner

Circle of Care

When my office investigates privacy breaches in the health care sector, at times, the defense, the explanation, or the reason given is that one believed they were in the “circle of care”. What is the circle of care? It certainly is not used in The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA). I did find one definition... 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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