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  • Health Privacy Update – July 2017July 6, 2017

    Mandatory reporting by health information custodians in Ontario to the IPC will now come into effect October 1, 2017 The new regulations requiring the mandatory reporting of privacy breaches to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario will come into effect October 1st (not July 1st as we … Read more »

  • Legal Innovation – Unlocking your creativityJuly 6, 2017

    The pressure to “innovate” is everywhere. Even though the practice of law is not exactly renowned for being cutting edge, as lawyers we aspire to creating new ways of practice that improve the outcomes for our clients, increase our revenues, free us up for fun, add sex-appeal to our party introducti … Read more »

  • Managing Every Day Complaints in Health CareJune 28, 2017

    I recently surveyed administrative and clinical team members at a family health team and discovered the top 5 issues that lead patients or families to complain where the conversation can get heated: Being told they cannot receive test results over the phone for a family member without the patient’s … Read more »

  • Talking conflict on a FHT boardJune 6, 2017

    Family health teams are interesting creations.  What are they?  Multi-disciplinary teams providing primary care services to communities across Ontario. A new theme for family health teams is moving from physician-led boards to community or mixed governance and skills-based boards. One of the driving … Read more »

  • TedTalks your health care team can watch about privacyMay 17, 2017

    Are you a Privacy Officer for a health care organization and do you struggle to find interesting videos to keep privacy top of mind for your team? Here are three TedTalks that you and your team might find interesting: Why privacy matters – have you heard the phrase “If you aren’t doing anything wron … Read more »