What's the difference between the Unique Identifier List and the Coordinated Access module?
New Feature: Clone Users
In HIFIS 184.108.40.206 (December 2021), there's a new feature that allows you to clone an existing user. (If this sounds familiar, that's because we posted about the idea recently!)
What this option does is copies all the configuration from one user to a brand new user account: this includes the Roles, Service Providers they have access to, default Service Provider, and Rights for each Service Provider.
It's super simple to use. When you want to clone a user, just click on the new Clone User button…
A Primer on Attestation in HIFIS 4
A tool that HIFIS 4 provides to support this approach is called Attestation. It's one of multiple tools that can be made use of, but it's simple to set up.
A Primer on Consent in HIFIS 4
It can be quite a challenge to understand the legal implications of what communities should be doing and should not be doing on this front, but here is a good resource to understand Canada's Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Many Provinces and Territories also have their own regulations, but they are frequently modeled after PIPEDA.
In general though, you can …
New HIFIS 4 Feature: Report Categories
One of the privacy issues in HIFIS 4 has been reporting. You could set up your user rights templates to be as limited as you wanted, but when it came to reports, it was all or nothing.
If you gave a user permission to run reports, they could run all reports, and the reports could be designed to pull data from anywhere. So reports acted as a bit of a loophole. Maybe I want to share some case management information but not other information, so I'll make a report, and now even users that don't ha…
New HIFIS 4 Feature: More Secure Passwords
In HIFIS 3, the strength of users' passwords didn't matter as much, because a user had to be at the physical computer in order to login, which meant they were on site at a service provider.
In HIFIS 4, that all changed. The default configuration for HIFIS 4 is that it's hosted on a website that anyone can access if they have the URL. Then all they need is a username and password.
The Olden Days
In the olden days (i.e. a few months ago), communities could set a default password (the factory …