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Protecting patient confidentiality when using email, texts and voicemail

Protecting patient confidentiality when using email, texts and voicemail

Format

Practice

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

August 30, 2017

Updated

August 31, 2017
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Programme Description

Dr Ellie Mein, medico-legal adviser at the MDU, looks at the legislation governing use of email that contains patient information. Key learning points include relevant legislation and what to do if an information governance breach occurs. This article is provided by the MDU.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the need to comply with relevant legislation on emails containing patient information
  • Know what to do if there has been a breach of information governance involving use of email
  • Reflect on when to conduct a significant event audit for a breach of information governance
  • Author

    Activity and test author
    Dr Ellie Mein
    Medicolegal adviser
    MDU
    London
    UK

    Disclosure

    This article is provided by the MDU

    Instructions

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 0.5 learning credits (0.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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