Are you a health information custodian (HIC) preparing your organization for access to the EHR? This site is intended to help you understand the two ways your organization may connect to the EHR and the security requirements involved in each. Applying effective security measures to protect patient data is of critical importance to ensuring public confidence in Ontario’s EHR. Here we provide you with the tools to optimize security and reduce the risk of data breaches within your organization, while supporting your path to participation in the EHR.
We offer a range of security services to health service providers to protect patient data in Ontario’s EHR against cyber threats.
There are two ways in which an organization can connect to the EHR and access data:
- using ONE® ID or ClinicalConnect™ accounts, or
- as a federated organization (using trusted local credentials) or organization contributing data.
Select one of these options and follow the steps to get connected.