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  • Click here to Accept – but what are we Unknowingly Giving Away?

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    Posted on October 8, 2019 by Mario Voltolina Do you regularly fill out quizzes or subscribe to apps that track and collect details about your health or wellness habits? If so, you’ve likely clicked “agree” without actually reading what you are agreeing...

  • There’s a War for Your Data and Health Care is Next

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    Posted on November 15, 2018 by Abigail Carter-Langford Do you know how safe your personal health data is? When the Cambridge Analytica Facebook data scandal exploded onto news headlines, it put into question what we as consumers are willingly, and...

  • Privacy

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    Privacy is reinforced in all of Infoway’s initiatives through its funding model, the Digital Health Blueprint, associated privacy and security architecture, requirements and considerations, pan-Canadian common understandings and white papers. Infoway...

  • Implementation Support

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    Implementing a digital health solution in your organization or clinic can be challenging. Infoway provides resources to support clinicians and administrators in implementing and advancing the effective use of digital health. From architectural...

  • Regulatory Bodies

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    Infoway is dedicated to ensuring all stakeholders, including patients and clinicians, are engaged and have a voice in the development of new digital health solutions and services. We work with regulatory bodies and colleges to ensure we meet the needs...

  • Electronic Health Records

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    An electronic health record (EHR) is a secure, integrated collection of a person’s encounters with the health care system; it provides a comprehensive digital view of a patient’s health history. With support from Infoway, each province and territory is...

  • Infoway Privacy and Security Assessment Policy

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    04 January 2018

    This policy includes relevant assessments for identifying data privacy and information security risks associated with new systems and services, ensure appropriate controls and to address identified risks and recommendations. The policy cover the...

  • Secondary Use Governance Across Canada: Common Understandings

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    01 August 2017

    This paper from the Pan-Canadian Health Information Privacy Group provides common understandings across Canadian jurisdictions related to governance of secondary use of electronic health information. We recommend that readers familiarize themselves with...

  • Privacy Impact Assessments: Common Understandings

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    01 August 2017

    This paper from the Pan-Canadian Health Information Privacy Group provides common understandings across Canadian jurisdictions related to Privacy Impact Assessments. We recommend that readers familiarize themselves with Version 2 of Privacy and EHR...

  • Digital Health Myths

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    Digital health is transforming the way Canadians access health care as more and more are able to view their personal health history online, connect with their care provider through a virtual setting, and e-book medical appointments. It has also changed...

  • Earnscliffe Survey on Electronic Health Information and Privacy

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    06 July 2017

    This 2017 survey includes comparisons with similar surveys conducted in 2012 and 2007. It also includes questions about Infoway’s new areas of focus, such as e-prescribing, consumer health and mobile devices.

  • Myth: The Government and Insurance Companies Will be Able to See My Digital Health Records

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    18 June 2017

    Myth: The government and insurance companies will be able to see my digital health records. Fact: All provinces and territories in Canada have laws that protect the confidentiality of your personal health information.Governments and insurance companies...

  • Data Sharing Agreements and the Interoperable Digital Health Record: A Discussion Paper

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    13 April 2017

    Data sharing agreements (DSAs) are essential in defining the roles, responsibilities, obligations and penalties associated with sharing personal health information electronically. This discussion paper sheds light on the value of DSAs, common concerns...

  • Enabling Adolescent Electronic Access to Personal Health Information

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    This publication explores research focused on various aspects of adolescent electronic access to Personal Health Information. The study included a privacy legal framework review; an environmental scan and literature review; a pan-Canadian survey and...

  • What Canadians Think about Adolescents Accessing their Electronic Personal Health Information

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    Posted on November 7, 2016 by Cassie Frazer As a parent of adolescents, naturally I was curious about the topic at hand — providing adolescents with access to their electronic personal health information (PHI); and I wondered about the perceptions of...

  • Adolescent Access to Digital Health Records — Results of an Environmental Scan

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    Posted on October 11, 2016 by Cassie Frazer Have you ever wondered how the “electronic health system” will know who you are and whether or not you have the right to access your personal health information (PHI)? Depending on one’s age, the answers to...

  • Privacy and Security

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    Addressing privacy and confidentiality of personal health information is fundamental to all Infoway digital health initiatives. All jurisdictions in Canada (federal, provincial, territorial) have laws in place to protect personal information, with many...

  • Electronic Health Records

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    An electronic health record (EHR) is a secure, integrated collection of a person’s encounters with the health care system; it provides a comprehensive digital view of a patient’s health history. With support from Infoway, each province and territory is...

  • Pandora’s Box is Open: Mature Minors’ Access to their Health Information

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    Thursday, September 15, 2016 Every individual has a right to their personal health information. This includes mature minors, or adolescents – those under the age of majority. As the use of digital health technology expands across Canada, a focus on the...

  • Pandora’s Box? Adolescent Access to Digital Health Records Research Summary

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    16 August 2016

    This document summarizes the results of a research project that consisted of an environmental scan and literature review, a Pan-Canadian survey and focus groups, and a privacy legal framework review to better understand adult and adolescent perceptions...


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