Privacy & Security
MedRunner’s #1 concern and effort is focused on protecting the security and privacy of our users and their patient’s information. Not only it is our policy to be completely transparent about the processes and updates around our security and privacy systems, it is our belief as patients ourselves that this is the only way to operate.
MedRunner has a dynamic multi-tiered security infrastructure built into the application itself designed to prevent and negate any breaches to the system. It all begins with the Registration Process for a physician to be a MedRunner user. Once a physician requests an account, MedRunner does the due diligence to ensure that physician is a legal and valid prescriber in their province. We do this by confirming each physician’s information with their provincial College of Physicians & Surgeons.
MedRunner is on a mission to close many of the prescribing, monitoring, and history gaps that exist in the healthcare system today. With the way things are done in healthcare today, it leaves everyone vulnerable in some way: patients do not have an accurate, complete, consistent, and accessible record; physicians are working with fragments of patient information; and pharmacies are left with the responsibility to ensure they are dispensing the correct drug. These gaps translate into even bigger problems for the entire healthcare system – like the thousands accidental deaths and preventative reactions that occur each year in Canada alone due to prescription errors.
The transparency that MedRunner offers allows all healthcare providers in a patient’s circle of care to fully understand the medical and prescription history of that patient. This drastically minimizes any accidental errors that may occur due to an oversight, or by simply not having all of the information in order to make fast and accurate decisions. From the clinic, to the hospital, to the ambulance, all healthcare providers are able to access this information via a simple internet connection to ensure the safety of everyone – even themselves – because we are all patients at some point.
It is estimated that 1 in 9 emergency room visits are medication-related. – Canadian Medical Assosciation Journal. Read more here
* If you would like to see a full disclosure of our developing Privacy Impact Assessment, please e-mail us anytime.