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- Privacy Officers: We are trust builders
People will forget what you said but not how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou I read and hear all the time in the context of healthcare that particular action is required so that “patients and the public do not lose trust in the healthcare system”. Is being trustworthy something you should worry a … Read more »
- Ontario considers new private sector privacy legislation – what does that mean for healthcare?
You may have heard that the Ontario government is consulting on new privacy legislation for the private sector. Here’s the announcement. And here’s the link to the survey where you can share your views. Deadline for feedback is October 1, 2020. The purpose is to give Ontarians more confidence when d … Read more »
- New IPC guidelines for healthcare workers working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario released a new access and privacy fact sheet aimed at helping organizations and their staff navigate the “new normal” called “Working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic“. In her related blog post, Commissioner Kosseim emphasizes that “it is ess … Read more »
- The songs that saved your life
Music is my refuge. If I want to change my mood, music is my go-to, never fail trick. So, I was excited to hear from my friend, Keith Serry, that he had started a new podcast called The Volume Knob to tell stories of the songs that saved your life. There are dozens of songs I can think of that have … Read more »
- What health care organizations need to know about recent changes to Ontario’s health privacy law
If you’ve been focused on COVID-19 response and transitioning to virtual care over the last few months, you may have missed that there have been some big changes to Ontario’s health privacy law, the Personal Health Information Protection Act. What did you miss?? Here’s a recap of Bill 188, Bill 138, … Read more »