The Industry

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The health information industry is evolving rapidly because of many new federal and provincial government regulations that focus on privacy, ethics and the handling of medical information. Mandates including the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), the Personal Health Information Protection Act and E-Health Ontario have put a new emphasis on the need for professionally trained health information specialists. Today’s professionals must apply industry standards to medical terminology and procedures while knowing how to work with that information within existing regulations.