Privacy and Security
Keeping your health information secure and confidential.
Shared Health is committed to meeting our privacy obligations with respect to your health information. Whether the information is on paper or electronic, it is our legal responsibility to adhere to The Personal Health Information Act (PHIA). Acting as a trustee or an information manager, Shared Health is obligated to follow standards in the collection, maintenance, use and sharing of personal health information to protect your privacy.
Who has access?
Authorized health-care providers may access your personal health information when they are providing you with patient care. Access is provided on a need-to-know basis.
Electronic systems can provide security by imposing access permissions and other security credentials on the individuals using them, and by tracking their actions when using such systems.
Resources and Forms
Resources and FormsResources PHIA Forms Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FIPPA) FIPPA Application
Find out more
- Find Your Right Care
- Manitoba Health – provides detailed information about PHIA
- Manitoba Ombudsman – information about the different kinds of investigations the ombudsman can conduct, what you need to know about submitting a complaint, complaint forms, and a variety of other resources like this Health Information Access and Privacy brochure
- Digital Health – information about how health-care information and services are connected to support improved models of care
If you need more information about the protection of your personal health information, please contact:
Shared Health Chief Privacy Officer
4th Floor, 650 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E2