Medical clinics have an important duty to fully protect the privacy of patient information in their care. The Brightsquid Privacy Support Team has completed Privacy Impact Assessments for thousands of medical practices and healthcare facilities in Alberta.
The medical privacy landscape is changing rapidly. New program enrolment requires specific updates and patients expect access to virtual care services. Implementation of both comes with important on-going changes to your privacy management system.
Our team of privacy experts will examine every aspect of how patient information is collected, used, and disclosed in your clinic. Then, we’ll develop policies and procedures to mitigate the risks of breach and align your clinic with the privacy laws in your jurisdiction.
Brightsquid Privacy Support services are delivered through a monthly subscription. Privacy Impact assessment packages are 12 month service agreements that keep your practice protected for the whole year.
Monthly Fee (for 12 months): $150
Then $99 per month (Optional)Subscribe For $150/month
Your Brightsquid Privacy Compliance Package comes with a suite of tools and services that support your clinic’s ongoing privacy compliance and help prevent privacy breaches. Here’s what’s included in your subscription:
A comprehensive Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) completed by our expert privacy team
Privacy compliance training for all clinic staff
Privacy breach avoidance training for all clinic staff
Privacy compliance hot-line
Privacy breach reporting guidance
Vendor selection guidance
Information Manager Agreement (IMA) template
Vendor Non-disclosure Agreement (VNDA) template
Confidentiality Agreement template
Annual privacy compliance reviews
Annual Compliance reports
Annual PIA amendment (conformed vendors)
Clinic policy update guidance
Expedited PIA submission process
Privacy Handbook updates
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Once you sign up, you have immediate access to staff training and your Brightsquid Secure-Mail account. Our team will work with your Privacy Officer on any compliance related issues such as risk assessments in a potential breach situation, and breach reporting as we complete your PIA.
In this era of mandatory reach reporting, clinics across North America and in Europe will benefit from completing a Privacy Impact Assessment to identify risks to the security and confidentiality of the patient information under their control. The Brightsquid privacy team is qualified to consult on compliance and advise clinics subject to HIPAA, PIPEDA, the HIA and other provincial privacy regulations. Clinics in 11 disciplines in the province of Alberta are required by law to complete, submit and keep-up-to-date a Privacy Impact Assessment. Professionals required to submit a PIA to the Office of Information and Privacy Commissioner in Alberta:
Regulated members of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Province of Alberta
Regulated members of the Alberta College of Pharmacists
Regulated members of the Alberta Dental Association and College
Regulated members of the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta
Regulated members of the Alberta College of Optometrists
Registered members of the Alberta Opticians Association
Regulated members of the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors
Registered members of the Alberta Association of Midwives
Registered members of the Alberta Podiatry Association
Regulated members of the College of Alberta Denturists
Regulated members of the College of Registered Dental Hygienists of Alberta