Privacy commissioner investigating security of patient health records at Alberta Health Services Social Sharing
Jennie Russell reports:
Alberta’s privacy commissioner is investigating whether Alberta Health Services properly safeguards the public’s personal health information after CBC News revealed the electronic system housing it was vulnerable to outside security threats.
A 2018 assessment by an external security firm found several “significant risks” with the health authority’s administration of the Alberta Netcare Portal. The system gives health-care providers access to key information from a patient’s medical file, such as laboratory test results and hospital visits.
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