TPP Alberta secure forms now in circulation
Please use up old stock before reordering
We shared a preview of TPP Alberta’s redesigned form in the May issue of Messenger and the secure forms are now in circulation. Pad users will notice a number of improvements:
- Enhanced security features, including temperature-sensitive ink in the top bar (fades when heated) and micro-text above the "Pharmacy use only" section.
- A new section (“Indication for Therapy”), to support and facilitate collaborative, patient-centered care.
- Increased support for data quality. TPP Alberta relies on PIN data. To support better data quality, prescriber registration numbers will replace the TPP prescriber ID.
- An updated medication list of Type 1, Type 2 and veterinary-monitored medications.
- A revised order form that is easier to use.
- Updated Tips for Prescribers and Dispensers, to support TPP Alberta best practices and data quality.
Your feedback is important!
Within a month of ordering a new pad, you’ll receive a survey link asking your thoughts about the revised form. In the meantime, if you have any immediate questions or concerns, please email Fizza Gilani, Program Manager of Prescribing & Analytics, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last chance to join us on the links!
Monday, June 25, 2018
NEW start time! 9 a.m. shotgun start
Red Deer Golf & Country Club
For a registration fee of $275, you get:
- A round of golf on a renowned course
- Use of a golf cart, the driving range and practice facilities
- A continental breakfast and a BBQ lunch
- Souvenirs and the chance to win some great prizes
- The opportunity to support Alberta’s next generation of physicians
Can’t make it out this year? Consider making a donation to medical student bursaries.
This stroke-play tournament, co-hosted by the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta, the Alberta Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Foundation, raises funds for medical student bursaries.
Physicians required to report privacy breaches or face fines
New Health Information Act (HIA) requirements come into effect Aug. 31
Alberta physicians will soon have to notify patients and others when health information has been subject to a privacy breach. Starting Aug. 31, 2018, for any breach that risks harm to the individual, physicians will have to notify the following:
- Individual affected by the privacy breach
- Information and Privacy Commissioner
- Minister of Health
The new rules will apply to all health custodians, including Alberta Health Services, Alberta Health and Covenant Health. Physicians employed by these organizations should follow their employers’ internal reporting policies and procedures.
Physicians who do not report a privacy breach or do not put in place appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect health information, could face fines up to $50,000.
Since 2016, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Alberta (OIPC) has received more than 460 voluntary breach reports involving health information. Making reporting mandatory will align Alberta with the majority of Canadian provinces and territories.