Tag: HIPA

September 7, 2022 - Diane Aldridge, Deputy Commissioner

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

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January 17, 2017 - Melanie Coyle, Analyst

So You’re Ready to Practice Medicine: What Residents Should Know About HIPA

Congratulations on making it this far in your medical careers. It is no easy feat. Unfortunately, if your training this far has not included information about The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA), you may have a bit more to learn.  While it is impossible to put everything you’ll need to know about HIPA in this... read more

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September 1, 2016 - Diane Aldridge, Director of Compliance

The Search for Personal Health Information

When a patient makes an access to information request for his or her personal health information, the search for responsive records may not be as easy as just checking out the health records department. The Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) applies to all personal health information in the custody or control of the trustee. All... read more

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July 20, 2016 - Sharon Young, Analyst

Unauthorized Access

This blog is focused on the unauthorized access to electronic health records for purposes such as curiosity, concern, personal gain, spite, or boredom, and the harm that results from such unauthorized access. I note that the majority of trustee employees or individuals in service of a trustee (including physicians) access electronic health records for purposes... read more

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