Embedding Privacy Into the Design of Electronic Health Records to Enable Multiple Functionalities – Win/Win – Canada Health Infoway – 2 March 2012

Posted on March 6, 2012. Filed under: Health Informatics, Medical Records | Tags: , , |

Embedding Privacy Into the Design of Electronic Health Records to Enable Multiple Functionalities – Win/Win – Canada Health Infoway – 2 March 2012

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Co-authored by Dr. Ann Cavoukian, and Richard C. Alvarez, President & CEO, Canada Health Infoway

“Embedding and implementing Privacy by Design (PbD) into electronic health record (EHR) systems being built across Canada will enable us to benefit from the wealth of health information stored on these systems, while protecting patient privacy, according to a new paper released today at the Toronto Board of Trade.

“By incorporating the principles of Privacy by Design into the EHR environment, you can accommodate both individual privacy and access to health information for purposes that benefit society as a whole, such as research purposes – a win-win scenario,” said Dr. Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.”

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