New rule changes to Canada’s federal private sector privacy law — including physician practices — came into effect on November 1, 2018. And while the ability of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada to assess, advise and enforce … read more
Physicians have a duty beyond the best care possible for their patients. They must protect their privacy as well as their health. In a world where health records are increasingly stored electronically, that protection is as complex and multi-faceted as … read more
Faxing is considered a secure form of communication by Federal and Provincial Privacy Commissions, and is a common method of sharing information in health care. While the actual transmission of the information is secure, what happens before and after faxing … read more
The recent “WannaCry” cyber attack has people concerned about the security of their online information. With hospital trusts in the U.K. and medical facilities in the U.S. and Canada affected by the attack, people in the medical community are reassessing … read more
See the original article here. Technology is changing how we do everything, from connecting with friends to investigating our family history. While most of these changes are for the better, the reality is that many of these new technologies expose … read more
Each province and legislative jurisdiction has its own requirements, both legal and professional, for creating, maintaining and storing medical records. One key point which is common to all jurisdictions is that the records are legible. Another is that keeping good … read more
Are you concerned about the safety of patient information when sending out medical files for transcription? Read the following article and learn about PIPEDA and how to keep your patients information as safe as possible. Please note: Most information is … read more
Subscribe to the Industry Articles RSS Feed.