What a potential leap forward for patient privacy! In a progressive move, the Ontario government has introduced legislation to safeguard the security and privacy of electronic medical records (EMR).
In a nutshell, the legislation enables the sharing of EMR by healthcare providers within a patient’s circle of care.
If passed, the legislation would:
• Establish privacy and security requirements for shared EMR.
• Allow patients to mask their personal health information. For example, a patient could elect to withhold their personal health information from a specific hospital or healthcare provider.
• Clarify the rules under which healthcare providers may collect, use and disclose personal health information contained in the EMR.
• Support faster treatment and diagnosis decision-making and high-quality clinical care.
No question, EMR is, for patients, just about the greatest thing since sliced bread. Through the use of EMR, patients can better manage their health, receive faster diagnosis through lab results and diagnostic tests, and stay better informed about their health.
And if Ontario’s proposed legislation becomes law, it only enhances EMR’s many benefits.
Since 1997, RSRS has been a leader in records management, and can efficiently, safely and securely scan your paper records into EMR format.
We work closely with you to understand your paperless goals, and make recommendations based on our experience with clients in virtually every business and professional sector. Our staff is fully qualified for their specific duties and have all signed appropriate Non Disclosure Agreement forms, to ensure full data protection and confidentiality of our client materials.
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