Privacy and Security
eDOCSNL has developed privacy and security resources to assist physicians and their staff in their transition to the provincial electronic medical record program. To ensure all eDOCSNL participants maintain policies and procedures that meet the requirements of the Newfoundland and Labrador Personal Health Information Act, and the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Physicians and Surgeon’s Bylaw 6, eDOCSNL Privacy and Security Resources should be utilized to develop a clinic’s privacy and security program.
The following resources are available for adoption and use:
- Steps in Creating a Privacy and Security Policy Manual
- Sample Privacy and Security Manual
- Privacy and Security Checklists
- Agreement Templates
- Form and Letter Templates
- Reference Manual
- Privacy Poster
If at any time you have questions about the development of our resources or implementing privacy and security policies in your practice, please contact eDOCSNL.
Shared EMR Data Elements
Policies and procedures will be implemented on the collection, use and disclosure of EMR Data. Currently, potential data elements are being reviewed, and once determined will be subject to Management Committee review and approval.
Information Management Framework
The EMR Management Committee will approve an Information Management Framework for the use and disclosure of EMR Data which specifies the data elements to be disclosed, the purposes for which the data is being disclosed, and any appropriate limitations on use of the data.