Dr. Waël Hassan

Big data has become a part of our everyday lives in ways that most people are not fully aware of and don’t understand.Hospitals are struggling to keep up with the pace of innovation and figure out how to regulate a big data sector that supersedes national borders. Different jurisdictions have taken different approaches to privacy regulation in the new context …

Heath Adams

IT Security Expert with focus on ethical hacking, penetration testing, vulnerability analysis, and network security. Hard-working, energetic, personable, and technical-minded individual. Possess exceptional customer service and communication skills with the strong ability to multitask and resolve issues quickly.  TALK Heath will talk about how COVID brought to light new and more intelligent hacking, and mention some of the tools.

Adrienne McKean

is a highly regarded sales leader in the Enterprise Telecom and Technology fields. Adrienne has over 20 years of experience leading sales organizations, most recently at Allstream, GTT Canada and now CaptoCloud. She also led successful sales & marketing programs previously at BlackBerry. At CaptoCloud, she assists organizations in various industries such as Healthcare to streamline their communication and collaboration …

Ryan Youngerman

Ryan will present the audience how an AI solution can be built as a Large Data Analysis Contact Tracing. We are going to see how we leverage EMR logs for COVID contact tracing and if can the digital access log be used to infer physical contact with patients. Ryan will answer the following questions: Can we leverage EMR logs for COVID …

“HIPAA Compliant” Applications

Canadian healthcare providers have often asked, do health applications advertised as “HIPAA-compliant” offer some legal assurance? Often, the answer is no. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, the main US law governing privacy and information security in healthcare, does not apply to technological applications as such. Rather, it governs personal health information managed by covered entities such as hospitals, …

Canadian Healthcare and U.S. Cloud Services: Is HIPAA Compliance Good Enough for Canadian Health Data?

Many Canadian healthcare organizations are asking questions about using U.S.-based cloud service providers to manage services such as email and databases. Cloud service providers in the U.S. and public organizations in Canada often ask whether compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), or with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recommendations, is relevant in evaluating compliance with Canadian privacy …

Canadian Mobile Health Initiatives: Lessons Learned

Recent Canadian initiatives suggest that mobile health applications can help integrate healthcare into individuals’ daily lives, by enabling remote communication between healthcare providers and patients. These first initiatives have revealed significant opportunities for healthcare, as well as important challenges to be addressed. What lessons do we need to learn from these experiences in order to expand the scope of mobile …

Extending the Reach of Healthcare: Mobile Health Devices, Privacy and CRTC Compliance

Mobile health devices have extended the reach of healthcare by making it possible for clinicians to monitor patients’ health on a day-to-day basis, regardless of their physical location. These technologies have a great potential to improve care for patients who are not well-served by the traditional healthcare system, including people in remote areas and those with complex and chronic health …

Where do we start? Privacy first steps for community health providers

Individual health practitioners and community health organizations usually have some awareness of privacy regulations and have developed a privacy policy, but may struggle to integrate privacy principles into their daily operations. Here are our answers to the question, “Where do we start?” Most community health providers are aware that they are governed by privacy legislation, and have made some effort …

Our Privacy Impact Assessment Approach

Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) are a key tool for demonstrating compliance with privacy laws. We outline our approach to basic institutional PIAs, as well as PIAs for multi-institutional or multi-jurisdictional data initiatives. The KI Design approach to a single institutional privacy impact assessment falls in line with the provincial and federal requirements in Ontario and Alberta. The basic purpose of a PIA is …