UHN will draw the attention of its staff to the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of personal health data. As a condition of employment, all new EMPLOYEEs/UHN employees must sign a confidentiality agreement (Form D-3236). (See the code UHN ofWorkplace Ethics.) All existing UHN staff must re-sign the confidentiality agreement each year. This coverage can also be facilitated by contractual provisions. Agreements, such as .B the data exchange agreement between the Foundation and the university health network, are used to improve account adequacy. The Foundation will inform those affected by an offence that there is a real risk of significant damage. The University Health Network (UHN) protects privacy in accordance with the Personnel Information Protection Act (PHIPA) of 2004 and taking into account the Personal Data and Electronic Documents Protection Act (PIPEDA). PHIPA establishes rules for the collection, use and publication of personal health data on individuals, which protect the confidentiality of this information and the privacy of individuals with respect to that information, while facilitating the effective provision of health services. PIPEDA sets the ground rules on how private organizations can collect, use or disclose personal data in the course of commercial activities. UHN has appropriate procedures in place for the timely and safe disposal of PPIs, in accordance with confidentiality, regulatory and regulatory requirements. (See Memory,Transport – Destruction of Confidential Information 1.40.006).

Who do I go to for study contracts? For all study agreements, including data exchange agreements, equipment transfer agreements and clinical trial agreements, please contact the Office of Technology Transfer – Industrial Liaison at 416-586-8246. UHN will protect the security and privacy of POs through appropriate security precautions, in accordance with information Security – Appropriate Use of Technologypolicy 1.40.012) Can we contact patients deemed appropriate for a study? Our REB`s position is that we do not allow researchers to simply contact potential participants with whom they did not have a prior and relevant clinical relationship. This is due to privacy and privacy issues and, in some cases, the prevention of unnecessary psychological damage to vulnerable groups. CGI provides a secure and common repository for storing, recovering and displaying diagnostic images such as X-rays and MRIs and related documents at several hospital sites in Greater Toronto and Central Ontario (GTA West). UHN represents a consortium of five local health information networks (NHS) and 21 hospitals, representing approximately 39 sites in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and Central Ontario.