Senior Legal Counsel, Kate Dewhirst Health Law
Globally, in recent years, health care has accounted for more privacy breaches than any other industry.
The number of incidents continues to rise as health-care institutions are frequently in the news for mismanaging personal health information.
Breaches and missteps can result in significant reputational risk and institutional liability. Maintaining adequate privacy around health information is a core priority of patients, medical institutions and professionals, software vendors, and clinical researchers.
A web of regulatory instruments and best practices have developed to protect sensitive medical data. These ensure that only those who require access for treatment or research purposes are able to view this most personal category of private information. Failure to adopt adequate protective initiatives can leave patients vulnerable to the loss of highly sensitive personal information and medical organizations liable for breeches that can lead to class actions and a loss of trust by their patient populations.
Registration includes 120-day unlimited, online access to the recorded program.
What You’ll Learn
Demystifying the regulatory landscape: PHIPA, PIPEDA, MFIPPA, FIPPA and other targeted or sector specific laws (such as Public Hospitals Act, Mental Health Act, Health Protection and Promotion Act, Long-Term Care Homes Act etc.) and Privacy Act
Strategies and tactics for lost or stolen devices, including best practices for storing data
Responding to privacy breaches
Creating effective consent directives
Managing data sharing agreements with vendors and other patient services
Best practices for effective data management and ensuring data integrity
Determining and minimizing risk: medical devices and other sources of patient information
Conducting privacy impact assessments
Managing threat risk assessments
Understanding how to meet audit requirements and managing the costs of data verification
Guidelines for cross border data sharing (particularly in cloud-based services)
Who Should Attend
Privacy officers and other privacy professionals working in health-care settings
Health records leaders/custodians
Lawyers advising on privacy issues and information technology or health law
IT security managers
Regional Health Authorities
Class action litigators
Government Policy Makers
Senior Legal Counsel, Kate Dewhirst Health Law
Executive Vice President of Governance, Risk & Compliance and Chief Privacy & Security Officer, Canada Health Infoway
Executive Director, Powassan & Area Family Health Team
General Counsel, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)
Director of Information Stewardship, Access & Privacy, Vancouver Island Health Authority
“Great real life examples of communicating with patients and real world examples. Super helpful! Correction session was interesting too with a LOT of valuable information. ”
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You will receive an Osgoode Certificate upon completion of this program as follows:
- Attend Modules 1-4 (live online or via recorded archive);
- Attend Day 5 (live online); and
- Successfully complete an online assessment within 30 days of the last module
- NOTE: Module 5 MUST be done live online on February 13, 2024.
CPD and Accreditation
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Other Eligible CPD/MCLE hours:
This program is approved for LAWPRO Risk Management Credit
This program is eligible for OSAP funding
CCHL: Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE/Fellow) to 10 Category II credits towards their maintenance of certification requirement.
This program is approved for LAWPRO Risk Management Credit.
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