Are you a Registered Nurse and work in occupational health, at a First Nations care centre, at a remote nursing station, for a federal jurisdiction or for an authorized homecare service? Are you self employed?
If any of these describe your practice setting, you may be eligible to apply for access to Netcare as a custodian.
One of first things you need to do is submit a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) to the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner (OIPC).
Privacy Impact Assessment for Netcare (often bundled with EMR implementation Privacy Impact Assessment) must refer to Alberta Netcare Portal (ANP) Privacy Impact Assessment H3879. OIPC will not accept any PIA's referencing the ‘old’ Netcare PIA H1124.
If custodians (physicians, pharmacists, registered nurses, etc) have a PIA accepted prior to August 2012 and they want new / continued access to ANP they must amend their PIA and submit to OIPC.
Netcare (ANP) now requires all Provincial Organization Readiness Assessement (pORA) including completing “Section Two: Mandatory Security Requirements for S2S Sites”.
For more information, see
Information Mangers blog post, Do you have Netcare