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Ontario Introduces EHR Legislation

HEALTHCARE PRIVACY

May 31, 2013

The Ontario government is introducing legislation aiming to protect patient privacy and enable electronic health records (EHRs) to be shared by healthcare providers in a patient’s circle of care, according to a press release. The legislation would establish requirements for EHRs, allow patients to mask their personal health information from certain providers and clarify the rules for providers’ data collection use and disclosure of EHRs, among other provisions.
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