John P. Beardwood

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This is Part II of a two-part article that provides a broad overview and comparative study of the new Ontario health sector-specific privacy legislation. In Part I, which appeared in the previous issue of Healthcare Quarterly, we discussed the objectives, structure and scope of, as well as the substantive rights and obligations created by, the new Ontario(More)
Like private sector organizations, hospitals are increasingly outsourcing services from food/cafeteria and security and facilities maintenance to the consulting and training of personnel and information technology (IT) functions. Also like private sector organizations, while hospitals seek the cure that will improve services at less cost, without careful(More)
The recently released "Guidelines for Managing Privacy, Data Protection and Security for Ontario Hospitals," prepared by the Ontario Hospital eHealth Council Privacy and Security Working Group (the "Guidelines") are useful in that they provide a comprehensive overview of the types of issues raised for hospitals by existing and pending privacy legislation,(More)
There have been an increasing number of concerns regarding procurement practices in the public sector, together with intensive media scrutiny of those practices in the health sector. Yet, notwithstanding those concerns, only Ontario and British Columbia have developed a comprehensive procurement framework to address these issues. Ontario has recently(More)
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