Protecting Patient Health Information in Electronic Records

Publication Date: 
Friday, May 19, 2017
Author: 
Canadian Association of Optometrists
Pages: 
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The proportion of optometrists using electronic health records is growing. Electronic records offer advantages in accessing and storing patient health information, and have the potential to improve the management of patient care. Optometrists are responsible for ensuring their patients' health information — whether in paper or electronic form — is stored and maintained in a secure manner, in keeping with legal requirements, and according to relevant policies from provincial and territorial regulatory authorities.