Privacy Officer Information
eChart Manitoba provides access to key patient health information (PHI) to assist eChart users in providing direct patient care. eChart is a secure clinical system designed to enhance the quality, efficiency and timeliness of patient care while also protecting an individual’s privacy. As a user of eChart Manitoba, you play an important role in maintaining the privacy and security of the PHI you access in eChart Manitoba.
If you are a Privacy Officer at a site that has access to eChart Manitoba, you have a key role in helping the site maintain administrative, physical and technical safeguards to ensure patient privacy while using eChart Manitoba. In addition, you are the liaison between your site and eChart Manitoba Services regarding all privacy-related matters. You are also the individual who may either fulfill or assist your site’s patients with requests to access their personal health information from eChart Manitoba. The information on this page will be useful in fulfilling these responsibilities.
Below you will find educational materials to assist your role as the Privacy Officer.
Site Privacy Officers
The Handbook for Site Privacy Officers outlines everything a site privacy officer needs to know when working with eChart Manitoba. The handbook contains comprehensive information such as:
- Privacy Officer role responsibilities and activities
- Access to personal health information forms
- Guide for interpreting eChart Manitoba audit reports
- Contact information
Privacy Officer Orientation
- Learn more about your role as a Privacy Officer / Privacy Designate as it relates to eChart Manitoba
- Register for an eChart Privacy Officer Orientation session.
Contact Roles, an integral partnership with eChart Manitoba
Health, Seniors and Active Living PHIA Resources and Links
Highlights Of A Trustee’s Obligations
Summary of Trustee Obligations Note link accessible only while connected to the Shared Health network
Personal Health Information Forms
Lesson 1 Access to eChart Manitoba
Lesson 2 No Snooping
Lesson 3 Protect Yourself and your patients
Requesting a Privacy Audit and Reports
Privacy Officers are encouraged to regularly request audits. See your Privacy Officer Handbook for details. Note link accessible only while connected to the Shared Health network