Technology Tips

EMR Contracts: what does yours say about data sharing?

data sharing agreementSGP has received many questions about clauses in EMR contracts related to patient privacy issues,  data sharing, patient portals and more.

There is need for clear policy to help physicians navigate these waters.

CMPA provided us with some advice which we encourage you to read. Click here

Ownership of electronic charts in your office


It is important to have clarity on office chart ownership. Read the  CMA’s advice about Data Sharing Agreements 

Electronic Communication with patients


For electronic communications consider having your patient sign CMPA’s consent for electronic communications

You may also want to read CMPA’s update on using electronic communications and their quick 8 things to know about eCommunications

The College of Physicians and Surgeons has a Practice Standard and Guideline on Telemedicine.