Hamilton Health Sciences

Patient Privacy

04. How does the hospital protect my information?
There are three components to protecting your PHI at HHS, these include:

Administrative Safeguards

• The HHS Privacy Policy mandates all care providers and other employees in how to manage patient information.

• All HHS employees must sign a Confidentiality Agreement as a condition of employment.

Physical Safeguards

• HHS has several physical safeguards in place including the requirement of all staff to wear staff identification badges in addition to the practice of secure and safe handling of all patient related information.

Technical Safeguards

• There are several layers of security within HHS including the use of passwords, encryption software, firewalls and limited access to information based on staff needs to carry out duties and responsibilities to protect information from unauthorized access and or use.
Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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