Alberta Netcare, the province’s Electronic Health Record, recently began to roll out the Alberta Health Community Information Integration (CII). The initiative is designed to support collaboration and close the “knowledge gap” among primary and community health care providers through better access to a patient’s health information.
According to the Alberta Netcare website, “to achieve this goal, the CII project collects patient data from physician offices and other community-based clinics and makes it available to other healthcare providers through Alberta Netcare.”
As this initiative continues to unfold, health care providers may find patients asking more questions about how their personal health information is shared and stored.
Every health care organization has a responsibility to follow strict guidelines for the collection, use and disclosure of personal health information. If you are a health care organization or practitioner in Alberta, the new CII initiative may have an impact on you. Are you and your staff prepared to answer questions about who has access to a patient’s personal health information and how the information is shared across the health system?
Alberta Netcare is one area of focus in Corridor’s Privacy Awareness in Health Care training, developed specifically for Alberta health care organizations and providers. Corridor’s online training helps ensure your doctors, nurses, assistants and support staff are clear on how to protect a patient’s personal health information, and when and how their information may be accessed.
Not in Alberta? Corridor offers privacy training programs for health care organizations in other provinces, too. Contact us for more information and how we can help.