Privacy is a cornerstone of our work. As health care professionals we read, write about, and discuss the personal health information of people we support and their families every day. They trust us to protect that information and they expect we are adhering to the Personal Health Information Act which governs such material.
Each day, families and people we support count on the WRHA to effectively collect, use and secure their Personal Health Information (PHI). Every five years, the Personal Health Information Act (PHIA), which sets our the rules for handling that information, is reviewed. The process provides us with an opportunity to comment on how the legislation informs and impacts our work.
This survey is designed to gather input from staff and stakeholders throughout the Region. Your experience in putting the legislation into practice offers an important perspective, valuable in ensuring the legislation responds effectively to real world circumstances.
Please take a few minutes to complete the survey, giving special consideration to how PHIA influences your work. Your input will help ensure that personal health information is gathered, disclosed and secured in a manner consistent with the legislation’s intent.