Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The consequences of mishandling patient information

Education is key to ensuring staff handle patient information properly. 
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. The golden rule is the best policy when it comes to patient privacy. Think about how you’d like your information handled, and treat your patients’ information with the same respect and care. That perspective is a good place to start when creating your clinic’s privacy policy and procedures. And if you train your staff to respect patient information as they would their own, you’ll likely never have to worry about the consequences of mishandling protected patient records.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Privacy Impact Assessment Preparation: Why work with a professional

Frustrations with PIAs
It's hard to know where to start when looking at completing your PIA.

Cate Campkin, Operations Manager at Dentrix DentalCare in Calgary, has been through the PIA process before - and it taught her a lot. The medical practice she was managing changed electronic records management systems and needed to file a new PIA. Working with a then government funded privacy professional, Cate learned first hand the lengths required to properly complete a PIA that fully protects her clinic. That experience convinced her that
a PIA is a critical document that requires the dedicated expertise of a professional.