A reminder on protecting patients’ private information

Following a privacy breach, Counties Manukau DHB has reminded health professionals of their legal responsibility to protect sensitive patient files when travelling between sites:

  • if possible, transport the information in a secure container which is under your control at all times
  • only take the notes you need for your task, and
  • have them off-site for the least time necessary.

Link: Counties Manukau Health CEO Blog