Mandatory privacy breach reporting comes into effect in Alberta as of August 31, 2018. From that date forward, custodians of patient information must notify the Privacy Commissioner, the Minister of Health, and the individual whose information was lost or improperly disclosed if there is risk of harm. Let’s examine how to assess risk of harm so that you can be sure if and when a breach needs to be reported. (more…)
Calgary-based Brightsquid Secure Communications Corp. has won the TELUS Outstanding Product Achievement Award to Recognize Mobility Health (M-Health) Innovation Excellence in Canada's Health Care Sector.
We are often asked how the Brightsquid Medical-grade MessagingPlatform stands above patient portals and EMRs. The big reason people ask is because Brightsquid is in a new, unfamiliar category of software called “Clinical Care Coordination”. Whereas portals and EMRs were built to manage resources and information inside clinic walls, Clinical Care Coordination software enables EMR and portal agnostic communication between all clinics and practitioners, and includes patients.