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EDMONTON, AB, May 15, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Privacy Awareness Week (May 15-21) is a global effort coordinated by members of the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities (APPA) to promote awareness of privacy issues and the importance of the protection of personal information. Each year various members of APPA develop resources and communications materials to support their activities during Privacy Awareness Week. You can follow Privacy Awareness Week on Twitter using the hashtags #2017PAW and #PrivacyAware.
In conjunction with Privacy Awareness Week, Information Managers www.InformationManagers.ca and Corridor Interactive www.CorridorInteractive.com/ join the growing effort among international organizations, corporations, educational institutions, government entities, and municipalities to promote privacy awareness. Information Managers Ltd. and Corridor Interactive have collaborated to provide a customized policy training to ensure that all employees, healthcare providers, and contractors are aware of their roles and responsibilities under privacy legislation. More information can be found here https://InformationManagers.ca/Privacy-Awareness-Corridor/
The course launches May 15, 2017 in the "Privacy Awareness in Healthcare: Essentials" series with a focus on Ontario's Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) legislation. The interactive course combines basic privacy principles with practical tips on how to collect, use, and disclose personal health information that is common to healthcare practices. You'll learn the correct way to handle personal information, use safeguards, and recognize and report a privacy breach.
This training refers to Ontario's Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA) including Bill 119, the Health Information Protection Act (HIPA) - Amendments to the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA,) which was introduced September 16, 2015 and proclaimed in 2016 to enhance the protection of personal health information.
The initial course in this series includes examples specific to Alberta's Health Information Act. Many other provinces now have health information legislation as well, and while some of the key terms differ from province to province, this privacy awareness training is applicable to any organization that collects, uses, and discloses personally identifying information.
As Jean L. Eaton, Your Practical Privacy Coach and President of Information Managers, states, "When we know better, we can we do better. As an employer and health care provider, you are responsible to provide training to all of your employees about privacy awareness. If you don't provide the training, or if the employees don't understand the policies and there is a privacy breach, then the healthcare provider is more likely to be held accountable facing penalties including fines and even prison! Protect your organization and your patients. Equip your staff with the information they need to confidently and correctly handle personal health information. Our course does that and more."
Privacy breaches are expensive and can create bad publicity, loss of business, loss of goodwill, fines, penalties, and sanctions. Many privacy breaches are avoidable by knowing the right information.
For more information, go to https://InformationManagers.ca/Privacy-Awareness-Corridor/. For media interviews contact Jean Eaton at Jean@InformationManagers.ca
Jean L. Eaton
About Information Managers Ltd. Information Managers helps independent healthcare practices with practice administration, privacy awareness, privacy breach management, and legislated regulation compliance in Canada. We provide healthcare practices with resources, consultation, and training - at start-up, during transition, or moving or closing your practice. You can follow our work by signing up for our newsletter, Privacy Nuggets (https://InformationManagers.ca/Privacy-Nuggets/ ), or by following us on Twitter @InfoManLtd, Facebook fan page Information Managers or LinkedIn Jean Eaton.
About Corridor Interactive. Corridor Interactive supports the implementation of policy within the context of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Corridor provides an easy, reliable and immediate means of communicating and applying policies, and tracking compliance. Corridor's online training is effective, sustainable, and available 24/7 over the Internet. Corridor offers exclusive access to industry experts, rich course content and an interactive, Web-based learning environment that is fully supported by experienced software development and instructional design specialists. http://www.CorridorInteractive.com/
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