Saskatchewan Health minister dismisses eHealth board, orders full review
2021-01-12 from ckom.com
Big changes are coming to eHealth, just days after a privacy commissioner’s report heavily criticized the agency’s handling of one of Saskatchewan’s largest privacy breaches ever.
Health Minister Paul Merriman has announced the previous board of eHealth, which manages electronic records and leads information technology for the Saskatchewan Health Authority, has been dismissed.
In its place will be two Ministry of Health staff members: Associate Deputy Minister Denise Macza, who will serve as chair, and Assistant Deputy Minister Billie-Jo Morrissette, who will be vice-chair.
Merriman stressed to reporters Tuesday the move was done to improve and increase his ability to oversee eHealth’s operations and not a condemnation of the previous board.
“I need to have this in close to me. This is a huge breach that we have seen with eHealth, and I need to provide direct oversight into that and it’s very much closer if it’s done by the associate deputy ministers,” said Merriman.
The new board will be a temporary measure but Merriman couldn’t say how long it would last. He said the board might end up doing some fine-tuning and make a few changes but he didn’t see this as a redoing of everything eHealth does.
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