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CIHI is committed to protecting the privacy of Canadians and ensuring the security of their personal health information. CIHI is a secondary data collector of health information. Data obtained from hospitals and other health care facilities, long-term care homes, regional health authorities, medical practitioners and governments is disclosed to CIHI under the authority of jurisdictional privacy or health information legislation and is subject to related data-sharing agreements.
Generally, CIHI uses de-identified record-level data for analytical purposes. Data sets used for internal CIHI analysis purposes do not contain names or direct identifiers, such as health care numbers, dates of birth and full postal codes. CIHI publicly releases aggregated data in a manner designed to minimize any risk of re-identification and residual disclosure. Generally, data disclosed to third parties for research purposes is in the form of de-identified record-level data or aggregate data.
The agreement establishes privacy and security controls that must be met by the recipient organization. CIHI does not disclose personal health information except under the following limited circumstances and where the recipients have entered into a data protection agreement or other legally binding instrument s with CIHI:.
Find out more about CIHI , our data holdings and the reports we publish. Our comprehensive Privacy Program ensures the confidentiality and security of our Canadian health care data holdings. Part of this program is a set of governing privacy and security policies. Our program also includes. We are a prescribed entity for the purposes of Section 45 1 of the act, which also applies to health information custodians in Ontario, such as the Ministry of Health, hospitals and physicians.
These entities can disclose personal health information to us without patient consent for the purposes of analysis and compiling statistical information for the management of the health system.
This designation and the strict responsibilities that come with it also assure our data partners across the country that.
Our privacy policies, practices and procedures were approved by the commissioner first in and every 3 years thereafter. Our comprehensive Information Security Program is dedicated to protecting the privacy of Canadians by ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of our health care information. The physical, technical and administrative safeguards implemented by CIHI follow or exceed industry standards and are designed to protect personal health information against theft, loss and unauthorized use or disclosure and to protect records of personal health information against unauthorized copying, modification or disposal.
This certification clearly demonstrates our commitment to protect the personal health information that we maintain, and to continuously improve our information security position. It is an important part of our overall privacy and security programs and provides both our stakeholders and the public with the assurance that we treat data protection seriously.
Our program also includes the following components:. Privacy impact assessments PIAs evaluate and address the privacy impacts of programs and systems. If you have a disability and would like CIHI information in a different format, visit our Accessibility page.
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It seems that you're in Germany. We have a dedicated site for Germany. Healthcare IT is the growth industry right now, and the need for guidance in regard to privacy and security is huge. Yet privacy and security considerations are often an afterthought, putting healthcare organizations at risk of fines and damage to their reputations. Healthcare Information Privacy and Security: Regulatory Compliance and Data Security in the Age of Electronic Health Records outlines the new regulatory regime, and it also provides IT professionals with the processes and protocols, standards, and governance tools they need to maintain a secure and legal environment for data and records.
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Medical Informatics pp Cite as. This chapter explores issues in managing privacy and security of healthcare information used to mine data by reviewing their fundamentals, components and principles as well as relevant laws and regulations. It also presents a literature review on technical issues in privacy assurance and a case study illustrating some potential pitfalls in data mining of individually identifiable information.
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