At UHN, we strive to deliver Compassionate Care & Caring. Learn more about the services and supports that are available to you throughout your journey.
Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians,
staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make
the most of our resources.
At the heart of everything we do at UHN are our Healthcare Professionals. Refer a patient to one of our 12 medical programs. Learn more about the resources and opportunities available for professional growth.
University Health Network has grown to be one of the largest research and teaching hospital networks in Canada - pioneers in improving the lives of patients. Our long history of health professions education at Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals has consistently advanced the science of education.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international
source for discovery, education and patient care.
Being touched by illness affects us in different ways. Many people want to give back to the community
and help others. At UHN, we welcome your contribution and offer different ways you can help so you can find one that suits you.
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January 28th is International Privacy Day. In 2014, so much of our lives and our work are online and involve personal information. How many of us haven't used Facebook or Twitter in the last month – or used Gmail, Google Drive or Dropbox to transfer a file? We all do it, but very few of us take the time to read the privacy agreements when we sign up for these services. So many of us trust our personal information, documents and photos in the hands of a corporation, without ever reading the agreement we sign with the company.
We take our own privacy for granted. But every day, patients place their trust in us to not only help and heal them, but to handle their confidential personal information securely. A breach in privacy or security or loss of information could have serious consequences for all involved. As staff, it can affect our professional standing as well as causing legal action against the hospital and the potential for significant financial losses to correct the situation. For our patients, a privacy breach could mean that they lose trust in the hospital and in some instances it could even make them vulnerable to identity theft.
The responsibility to ensure that patient health information is collected, used and safeguarded appropriately and in accordance with hospital policy belongs to all of us. We can live up to this responsibility by following a few simple steps:
Where to find more Info:
To order an Encrypted portable Hardware (including USB):
To launch UHN File Portal (don't forget to choose the Patient Information setting):
To get more information or ask questions: