Education & Training

Information & Privacy

AHS Information & Privacy provides privacy education and training to AHS employees and other affiliates.

Important Note: AHS physicians must complete privacy training within the My Learning Link System, accessible on Insite. Safari browsers should not be used to take e-Learning. There are known browser compatibility issues with Safari that result in e-Learning not marking as complete. If you are using a MAC, we recommend that you use Google Chrome as your browser.

If you are applying for Medical Staff appointment, complete this training module and continue as requested.

For AHS Affiliates & Contractors

In order to gain access to the AHS network, affiliates of AHS must complete mandatory privacy training.

  1. Watch the Information & Privacy and IT Security & Awareness video
  2. Complete the online learning module
  3. Submit the signed Confidentiality and User Agreement on the last page of the module to your supervisor, Zone Medical Affairs Office, Educational Institution Liaison or repository owner

Information & Privacy and IT Security & Compliance Awareness Video

If you have any questions about the messages or about your responsibilities, please contact Information & Privacy at privacy@ahs.ca or 1-877-476-9874.

AHS Confidentiality & User Agreement

After you have completed the learning module, you will be prompted to fill out an AHS Confidentiality and User Agreement. You must submit this certificate to one of the following:

  • Volunteers submit to your Volunteer Resources Coordinator
  • Researcher submit to the Repository Owner that you signed your Research Agreement with
    Student or Educator submit to your Educational Institution Liaison
  • Board Members submit to the Board Office
  • Midwives submit to the Provincial Midwifery Administrative Office (PMAO)
  • Contracted Affiliates or Subsidiaries submit to your manager/supervisor for submission. Managers and supervisors of contracted affiliates or subsidiaries are to manage the agreements as identified in the contract. If you are uncertain please contact your contract holder or signatory for clarification.

AHS Employees, Medical Staff, Medical Students, and Residents are to complete the training on MyLearningLink on Insite and sign the Confidentiality and User Agreement as part of the training.

HIA Awareness

Overview of Alberta’s Health Information Act, including individual rights of access, collection, use, disclosure, retention and disposal of health information. Recommended for all AHS clinical & clinical support services personnel who work with health information in their job duties. Approximately 60 minutes in length. Access through My Learning Link only.

FOIP Awareness

Overview of Alberta’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP), including individual rights of access, collection, use, disclosure, retention and disposal of personal and AHS business information. It also addresses employee responsibilities when responding to a formal FOIP request. Recommended for all AHS people who work with personal or AHS business information in their job duties. Approximately 60 minutes in length. Access through My Learning Link only.

Custom Privacy Training

Custom in-person and remote privacy training is available for teams by contacting privacy@ahs.ca.

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All rights reserved in relation to this training material. Without limitation to the foregoing reservation of copyright, this training material shall not in whole or in part be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise) without the prior written permission of Alberta Health Services. For requests and enquiries regarding the use and availability of this material, please contact Alberta Health Services Information and Privacy Department at 1-877-476-9874 or privacy@albertahealthservices.ca.

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Alberta Health Services provides this training material on an “as-is, where-is” basis, and hereby expressly disclaims any other representation or warranty, express or implied, oral or written, statutory or otherwise, including without limitation, warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, implied warranties, and warranties of non-infringement or merchantability. Alberta Health Services has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of the information included in this training material. However, Alberta Health Services expressly disclaims all liability for the use of this training material and for any claims, actions, demands or suits arising from such use.

Quick Reference

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