Friday, April 1, 2011

Rick Stene: Confidentiality of your health information

Rick Stene: Confidentiality of your health informationConfidentiality of your health information is taken very seriously. Each one of us has a right to privacy and to choose who may look at our health information in whole or in part. This is our choice. The Saskatoon Health Region and the Cardiac Rehabilitation staff would like to ensure we comply with your wishes. For the staff to provide you with advice on your exercise or vascular health we need certain pieces of your health history. When you enter the program you are asked to sign a consent form which includes permition to obtain health information and to correspond with other members of your health team (Family doctor, Cardiologist). If you have any questions or concerns about this process I would be happy to discuss this with you. Our intent is to comply with your wishes and to still be able to provide you with proper services while you are here. We have not had a problem in this regard over the past 41 years of operation, however the Cardiac Rehabilitation staff and the CARG executive felt it would be beneficial to ensure this process is open, transparent and complies with your needs and wishes. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns.

Rick Stene, Manager, Chronic Disease Management – Exercise, Saskatoon Health Region, 655-6870

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