From detailed guides to online courses – resources are available to provide you with the knowledge necessary to build and integrate EHR applications.

Privacy and Security

Privacy refers to an individual’s right to control the collection, use, and disclosure of his/her personal health information (PHI) and/or personal information (PI) in a manner that allows health care providers to do their work. Security is about ensuring the information gets to the right person in a secure manner. 

The privacy and security of information is a stringent requirement for the EHR, and eHealth Ontario is committed to delivering EHR services with privacy and security as foundational design principles. The PHI in the EHR is intended as a clinical tool, but its misuse or inappropriate disclosure could lead to issues ranging from public embarrassment to loss of employment, and threats to personal safety could arise from tampering with information or service outages. 

The PHI Protection Act, 2004 (PHIPA), governs the collection, use and disclosure of PHI in Ontario. eHealth Ontario is creating an Information Security Management System based on ISO 27001:2005 and ISO 27799:2008 standards to ensure that PHI is properly protected. 

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