The Osgoode Certificate in Privacy Law and Information Management in Healthcare

Mon, January 20, 2020 - Tue, February 18, 2020
Osgoode Professional Development Centre, Toronto

The Osgoode Certificate in Privacy Law and Information Management in Healthcare

Globally, healthcare accounted for more privacy breaches than any other industry in 2018. The number of incidents continues to rise as healthcare institutions are frequently in the news for mismanaging personal health information. Breaches and missteps can result in significant reputational risk and institutional liability.

Designed by an expert multidisciplinary faculty, the Osgoode Certificate in Privacy Law and Information Management in Healthcare will explore the range of privacy interests that must be protected in the day-to-day treatment of patients, the development of information systems and the creation of institutional policies. It will provide practical strategies for complying with regulatory and contractual obligations and designing viable procedures for governing health data systems and partnerships. 

Topics include:

  • 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) 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)

Program Chair

  • Kate Dewhirst, Kate Dewhirst Health Law

Advisory Board

  • Abigail Carter-Langford, Vice President, Governance, Risk & Compliance, Chief Privacy Officer, Canada Health Infoway Inc.
  • Mary Gavel, Privacy Lead, CritiCall Ontario at Hamilton Health Sciences
  • Anna Gibson-Olajos, Executive Director, Powassan & Area Family Health Team
  • Martina Munden, General Counsel, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA)
  • Cathy Yaskow, Director of Information Stewardship, Access & Privacy, Vancouver Island Health Authority

Dates & Times
Jan 20 & 27, Feb 3 & Feb 10 & 18, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
In Person or Webcast

Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate
$3,395 plus HST

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