Tag: Trust In Digital Health

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Frequently Asked Questions: Health Cards and Health Numbers

Our frequently asked questions on health cards and health numbers clarify who may collect, use or disclose health numbers for health care purposes, as well as the use of health cards as a proof of identity. Originally published November 2004.

Date: Oct 01 2021   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Frequently Asked Questions: Personal Health Information Protection Act

This revised FAQ has a new look and feel and has been rewritten with cleaner, easy to understand, gender-neutral language. Also included are a few additions to the original publication: Questions on assumed implied consent and consent from children under 16. Questions regarding the relationship ...

Date: Nov 02 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Circle of Care: Sharing Personal Health Information for Health-Care Purposes

This document was thoroughly reviewed and updated in August, 2015, introducing clear and easy to understand gender-neutral language. Updated: August 2015

Date: Aug 16 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Detecting and Deterring Unauthorized Access to Personal Health Information

Unauthorized access continues to be a growing problem in the health sector in Ontario. The province’s Personal Health Information Protection Act, (PHIPA), permits health information custodians (HIC) to collect, use and disclose personal health information for the purposes of providing or assist...

Date: Jan 28 2015   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Submission of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy on Bill 119

Submission of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy on Bill 119: The Health Information Protection Act, 2015. Brian Beamish Commissioner March 3, 2016

Date: Mar 03 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Fact Sheet: Communicating Personal Health Information by Email

This fact sheet describes the risks of using email and custodians’ obligations under the Personal Health Information Protection Act. It outlines some of the technical, physical and administrative safeguards needed to protect personal health information when communicating by email and the polici...

Date: Sep 15 2016   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Responding to a Health Privacy Breach: Guidelines for the Health Sector

This publication replaces the guidance document, What to do When Faced With a Privacy Breach: Guidelines for the Health Sector. This new, updated guide highlights the importance of having a detailed privacy breach protocol and explains the steps to take in responding to a breach under Ontario’s...

Date: Oct 04 2018   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Succession Planning to Help Prevent Abandoned Records

Date: Apr 15 2019   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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PHIPA Breaches Workbook and Completion Guide

Date: May 21 2021   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Digital Health under PHIPA: Selected Overview

Date: May 12 2021   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Letter to Dr. Catherine Zahn and Ms. Hillary Hartley regarding Proof of Vaccination Certificates in Ontario

This letter to Dr. Catherine Zahn, Deputy Minister of Health and Ms. Hillary Hartley, Chief Digital and Data Officer offered the IPC’s recommendations to help ensure ongoing protection of the privacy rights of Ontarians as the proof of vaccination certificate initiative continued in the provinc...

Date: Mar 10 2022   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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Submission on Bill 106: Obligations and authorities of Ontario Health Teams and access to records in electronic format

As Schedule 4 of Bill 106, the Pandemic and Emergency Preparedness Act, 2022 (Schedule 4) would amend the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA) by introducing new regulation-making powers, the IPC submitted recommendations to  Ernie Hardeman Chair of the Committee Standing Com...

Date: Apr 11 2022   Type: Resource   Access: Both

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