Ontario LHINs Privacy Project (OLPP)
What is OLPP?
The Local Health Integration Networks (LHINs) are collaborating on a project in an effort to improve practices for inter-organizational privacy.
The project, entitled Ontario LHINs Privacy Project (OLPP), will draw on the input from all 14 LHINs and promote a standardized approach when dealing with privacy, allowing for improved discussions and planning between health service providers and LHINs.
As part of the OLPP, a toolkit will be created for sharing information guided by PHIPA (Personal Health Information Protection Act), ensuring the upholding of privacy for Ontarians.
OLPP will be rolled out in two phases:
- Inventory of existing privacy approaches across 14 LHINs
- Project Plan will then be developed defining deliverables of the standardized privacy solution as the remainder of the project.
The OLPP is welcomed news to staff at the NE LHIN who work due diligently to ensure PHIPA guidelines are met and adhered to on a daily basis and will also facilitate planning and privacy discussions amongst Health Service Providers across the LHINs. A consistent approach to this endeavor reaffirms the LHINs’ commitment to a health care system that is both seamless and transparent.
For a Status Update - Please Review the latest Status Report
For additional information on the Ontario LHINs Privacy Project, please review the most recent Communiqué!