Sunday, June 29, 2008

Cross-border movement of personal health information

Earlier this week, I co-chaired Insight Information's conference on electronic health records here in Halifax. I was very pleased to see a lot of expertise in privacy developing in Atlantic Canada, which is necessary as Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland move towards developing and implementing health privacy laws and as electronic health record projects are driving forward.

I gave a presentation on the mess and uncertainty related to the cross-border movement of personal health information in Canada. The complicated overlap of laws that we see in provinces such as Nova Scotia is compounded when the information is disclosed out of the province.

If you're interested, the presentation is here and can be flipped through below:

1 comment:

Elisabeth Rybak said...

Excellent overview of the mess David. Should be mandatory reading for all public sector employees involved in eHealth. My experience suggests that these issues are not well understood within the general health sector which is troubling...