Ca: Privacy boss: Don't sweat e-health outsourcing

Chip Martin reports:

Ontario’s privacy watchdog says its rules protecting patient records are so tight, patients needn’t worry about them being vulnerable if London hospitals go ahead with a deal with a U.S. software giant.”You can outsource services, but you cannot outsource accountability (for privacy),” Ann Cavoukian told The Free Press.

Saying Ontario has “perhaps the best (health information) privacy law on the planet,” Cavoukian said the privacy-protection buck stops with the health-care system — so she’s not worried if the hospitals outsource electronic patient-record work to Cerner Corp.

“We don’t take these things lightly,” said Cavoukian, Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner.

Read more in the London Free Press.

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2 comments to “Ca: Privacy boss: Don't sweat e-health outsourcing”

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  1. Anonymous - November 27, 2010

    Do they really have such a good privacy law if they outsource their customers data?

  2. Anonymous - November 27, 2010

    Do you think every country should forbid outsourcing of any records containing PHI?

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