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OHA delivers conference on protecting patient records

OHATORONTO – Protecting personal health information is vital for everyone. Unauthorized access and privacy breaches happen and can have lasting consequences for both the patient and the healthcare system. The Ontario Hospital Association is hosting an educational session on April 22 that brings healthcare executives and managers up-to-date on policies and procedures to protect the privacy of patient information.

This conference will feature legal and industry experts who will share their knowledge and insights on privacy issues and concerns. Delegates will have the opportunity to learn more about the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) and address how patient privacy can be preserved moving forward.

The objectives of the day-long seminar:

• Provide legal updates, policies and procedures to protect the privacy of patient information.
• Review privacy impact and audit compliance programs within your organization.
• Review access and disclosure, and provide solutions to safeguard personal health information and improve patient experience.
• Share best practices.

This conference is targeted at chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief privacy officers, chief information officers, quality and risk managers, compliance managers, and in-house counsel.

For more information, see http://www.oha.com/Education/Pages/CalendarofEventDetails.aspx?eventid=E131915

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