Archive (Tag: healthcare)

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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April 9, 2018 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst and Deepa Pawar, Early Resolution Officer

Wait! Protect that phi in your waiting room!

I think everyone has had the following experience.  You’ve been sitting in you’re physician’s waiting room for 20 minutes.  You’ve checked all of social media apps on your smart phone twice and none of the magazines on the table have attracted your attention.  So you sit there quietly observing the sights and sounds around you. ... read more

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