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April 1, 2012 News Dental AssociationsElectronic Health RecordsEncryptionGovernanceGovernment regulationsPosition paperPrivacy issuesTransparency

Once more into the breach mes enfants – ENCRYPTION IN ONTARIO!

by ken

I’ve forgotten how many times an entry has asked for clarity, transparency, openness from the members of the committee appointed by the RCDSO to address this issue, however, the GUIDELINES are out and in all candour, frankfurterness, I haven’t a

December 17, 2011 News ConnectivityDental AssociationsSocial mediaSocial networking

Change is good, greed is good – Ask your members, do a poll – find out what “they” think!

by ken

In the Internet world, have committees become obsolete, do we need to tolerate the failure to be transparent in governance, informed after the fact rather than being encouraged to be our own advocates during the due diligence and discussion process.

December 7, 2011 News BlogsBurn outDental AssociationsDental ethicsDental industryElectronic Health RecordsEncryption

Encryption – is there a reason why it’s not being explained?

by ken

A individual in attendance at an Ontario Dental Association meeting last evening was told, that unless email messages pertaining to patients are sent “encrypted” between colleagues, they are in essence inappropriate, perhaps illegal and tantamount to violation of the Piracy

November 20, 2011 News BlogsEncryption

Wiki waki woo……..

by ken

I’m in the midst of building a Wiki for the ROOTS forum……it’s become impossible to keep any semblance of order with the explosive number of blogs that are appearing minute by minute in the dental world.  There has to be

November 13, 2011 News Cloud computingDental TeamDigital radiographyElearningElectronic Health RecordsEncryption

Dentists ready for eHealth surgery

by ken

Please read this very carefully – I’ve been encouraging the folks on the committee to mandate encryption of records and communication in Ontario to step out from behind the curtain with no real luck.  Again, read VERY carefully and note

November 11, 2011 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

Shifting encryption gears

by ken

It seems unlikely that those who are working with the RCDSOntario will choose to enter a constructive dialogue on encryption and the drive to mandate, quelle domage or fromage, never did do well in French. SLIPSTREAM Just Give Me the

November 11, 2011 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

Q&A: Blumenthal Talks EHRs, Healthcare Reform

by ken

This discourse needs to continue. The offer remains on the table or in this case the tablet…..this blog, any blog is a forum for dialogue. It will be handled with professionalism and respect……………mandated encryption in Ontario will likely lead to

November 11, 2011 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

Push For Electronic Medical Records Must Slow Down, For Security’s Sake

by ken

I am not decrying the need to encrypt, simply concerned that the cart is typically being put way before the horse and the horse will get a hernia trying to push, not pull. “I look forward to medical records going electronic,”

November 11, 2011 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

Transmitting Medical Records … The Ins and Outs

by ken

Persistence………….I’m sure the root word is PEST………..for your consideration……. You’ve asked your legal assistant to retrieve medical records for a court case and then email you a copy at your home email address so that you can work on the

November 11, 2011 News Electronic Health RecordsEncryption

Series on Encryption – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

by ken

Can’t seem to tweak the folks who are getting encryption MANDATED in Ontario to comment on their quest, so if you can lead the horse to the podium and make it speak, you undertake to open up the conversation and

October 30, 2011 News Dental AssociationsElectronic Health RecordsGovernment regulationsTechnologyTrends in Dentistry

Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war – encryption of collegial communication looms in Ontario

by ken

Dangerous posting on many levels.  First look at the image below and ask yourself the following two questions:  1,,) Does everyone in Ontario receive this, which would imply that email is mandatory for dental offices in Ontario which for all

July 15, 2011 News Electronic Health Records

Encrypt me, encrypt you blues

by ken

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water; cue the theme song from JAWS…..Six months ago, the RCDSO issued guidelines on electronic communications….do you have it memorized? Issues about email and being in accordance with