Overview: Why the need for training?
OntarioMD (OMD) is committed to training physicians and their staff to facilitate their use of health care technology in an increasingly digital world. OMD understands different practice types and seeks opportunities to help physician practices realize the benefits of technology to address their personal needs and goals.
As health information custodians (HICs) under the Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), physicians must keep up-to-date on this privacy legislation and educate themselves and their staff on how to fulfill their obligations to protect personal health information (PHI) on an ongoing basis. OMD has developed privacy and security training and resources to meet this ongoing need. The training (with trackable attestation) is available to anyone working in the health care sector - Ontario physicians, other clinicians, and their delegates.
Privacy & Security Training Modules
The OMD Privacy & Security Training Module for the Health Care Sector covers topics such as safeguarding PHI from breaches and security incidents, how to comply with obligations under PHIPA and many other privacy and security concepts. It also includes original
cybersecurity content and scenarios informed by real-world clinician
experiences. The content is
designed to be relevant to all clinicians working anywhere in the Ontario
health care sector and should be taken annually to fulfill annual
training requirements, keep up with the latest leading practices, and stay
informed about contemporary cyberthreats.
For community-based clinicians, the completion of this module is required to access provincial digital health assets, such as Health Report Manager (HRM®) and the Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS).
The OMD Virtual Care Privacy & Security Training Module provides comprehensive privacy and security training for primary care clinicians to deliver virtual care. It covers compliance with PHIPA and the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA), consent requirements and privacy policies in the context of virtual care.
We encourage users to complete both modules to receive a completion certificate for each one. The modules have been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada's (CFPC) Ontario Chapter for 2 Continuing Medical Education (CME) Mainpro+ credits for each module. Family physicians can claim the credits on the CFPC website. Specialists can also claim CME credit(s) under the Royal College Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program as a Section 2: Personal Learning Project for 2 credits/hour for each module. To claim the credit(s), specialists must record the activity in their MAINPORT ePortfolio on the Royal College's website and complete at least one learning outcome.
For more information, check out the Privacy & Security Training and Resources:
Training Module Overview, Frequently Asked Questions, Testimonials, and Resources.
Accessing the OMD Privacy and Security Training Modules
The modules can be accessed from any device that connects to the Internet. Once you are logged in to the Catalogue page, you will have the option to select from the following list of two modules, each offered in English or French:
- OMD Privacy & Security Training for the Health Care Sector Module (EN or FR)
OMD Privacy & Security Training – Virtual Care Module (EN or FR)
To access the modules, please follow these steps based on your user type:
Registered OntarioMD.ca Users
Physicians & Sponsored Account Users
If you are already registered for OntarioMD.ca, simply click on Sign In at the top of your screen and log in with your email and password. Forgotten passwords and email addresses can also be retrieved via the Sign In link. Once signed in, click the Privacy & Security Training and Resources icon on the home page to launch the module.
You can also access the modules by clicking on the button below to be taken to the OntarioMD.ca login page.
If you are a physician and are not registered for OntarioMD.ca, click Register at the top of your screen to create an account or click on the button below to be taken to the OntarioMD.ca registration page. Please note that you will need to provide your OMA number to complete the registration process. Please refer to the Quick Reference for instructions.
Other Clinicians and Practice Staff Users
Other clinicians and practice staff must create an OntarioMD Privacy & Security Training Module-specific account. Access is limited to nurse practitioners (NPs), registered nurses (RNs), allied health professionals, and administrative staff working in a clinical setting. This account will provide access to the Privacy & Security training content, but cannot be used to sign in to OntarioMD.ca. Click the button below to create an account. Please refer to the user registration guide for instructions.
Physicians and other users can print a certificate after completing the module or can log back in to print it later.
Please direct any questions about accessing or completing any of the OMD Privacy & Security Training Modules to:
Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm