Dialogue Volume 14 Issue 2 2018 - Page 52

PRACTICE PARTNER Keeping current with privacy and security obligations O ntarioMD has developed a Module to assist Ontario physi- cians, particularly those who use electronic medical records (EMRs) and other digital health tools, to keep up to date with privacy and security obligations for personal health information and other confidential information. The module was developed with input from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, the Canadian Medical Protective Association, the Ontario Medical Associa- tion and eHealth Ontario. It includes many practical and valuable educational tools and resources and is currently being translated into French. THE TRAINING COVERS: your legal and professional obligations  our obligations as a user of Ontario's Electronic y Health Record (EHR) system consent and consent directives how to safeguard personal health information (PHI) policies for acceptable use of PHI and EHR systems  ystem and network controls that must be in place s before you access EHR systems  ow to manage relationships with electronic service h providers  ow to identify and respond to privacy breaches and h security incidents The training is available to registered users of OntarioMD.ca. You will need a username and password to access it. If you are not cur- rently a user, you can easily create a user- name and password to log in and access the training module. Physicians and nurses who are registered users can sponsor any staff who could benefit from the training. The OntarioMD Privacy and Security Training Module has been certified as a Self- Learning Program by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for two Mainpro+ credits upon successful completion of the training. This module can also be claimed for credit from the Royal College Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program as a Section 2: Personal Learning Project for two credits/ hour. On average, the training should take about 45 minutes from start to finish. If you are unable to complete the training in one ses- sion, you can log in to resume the training at the point from where you left off. “Privacy and security goes hand in hand with any digital health solution,” said Dr. Thérèse Hodgson, a family physician. “The comprehensiveness of the OntarioMD Pri- vacy and Security Training Module allowed me to ensure that my staff would be well- educated in privacy and security.” Security incidents and privacy breaches can occur at any time. OntarioMD recommends that you take the training at least once a year to be reminded of the concepts and best practices. MD 52 DIALOGUE ISSUE 2, 2018