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Security experts working in healthcare or health solution providers sharing knowledge, information, and resources to promote security in healthcare, and safeguard Canadians’ personal health information.
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Security experts working in healthcare or health solution providers sharing knowledge, information, and resources to promote security in healthcare, and safeguard Canadians’ personal health information.

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Canada Health Infoway is working closely with the provinces and territories (P/Ts) in support of the accelerated deployment or scaling of virtual care solutions. COVID-19 has created the impetus for moving quickly to virtual care solutions. Now, more than ever, Canadians want virtual and digital health solutions that enhance access to care.

Among the key common requirements are the need for well defined Security policies and tools that can be readily adopted to ensure that the virtual care investments made across the country maintain the safety and security of Canadians’ health information.

What are the common challenges facing Cybersecurity leaders?

  • Healthcare organizations are "feeling” that cyber threats are increasing, and security is getting more complex. Healthcare providers are trying to keep up vs. focusing on delivery of patient care
  • As more applications are moving to cloud, healthcare organizations are assessing a multitude of cloud services and their security and privacy processes
  • There is a shortage of skilled cybersecurity experts to meet the workforce's needs, so leaders depend more on collaboration with others in their industry
  • COVID-19 had led to organizations dealing with security risks associated with a remote work force, and supporting patients without bringing them into the clinical setting
  • Service providers are challenged by differing security requirements across jurisdictions, even when implementing solutions with Pan-Canadian reach

Participation

This community welcomes participation by Security leaders from:

  • Healthcare delivery organizations
  • Members of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Governments (P/Ts), Jurisdictions,
  • Private sector digital health service and product vendors who wish to work with jurisdictions and health delivery organizations

Value Proposition

Canada Health Infoway can help enable health delivery organizations to share in economies of scale and private sector businesses to efficiently and effectively interact with health organizations across Canada.

  • Standard Security Requirements and evaluation criteria for use in procurement processes, including security architecture and testing requirements. (Targeting Summer 2021)
  • Templates for Security Policies and Standards - customizable for specific uses and shared with Participants as an open Cybersecurity resource. (Targeting Fall 2021)

Key Resources

The following is a directory of resources that are free or not-for-profit serving Cybersecurity in the Healthcare sector

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Ann-Marie Westgate, Director of Security, Canada Health Infoway

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Procurement Toolkit 04/01/22

Infoway has published the Digital Health Solutions Procurement Toolkit to help streamline the procurement of digital health solutions in Canada. The toolkit includes curated mandatory requirements, rated clinical requirements and privacy and security...

Templates for Security Policies and Standards 09/16/21

The updated security policies are now posted on InfoCentral: ... These policies are posted as v1.0 for second round of reviews. Please let me know if you have any questions or feedback. Also please send me a message if you require implementatio...

Templates for Security Policies and Standards 06/28/21

The draft security policies are now posted on InfoCentral: ... We would really appreciate your feedback in whichever form you prefer. You can respond to me by email. Alternatively, to facilitate the reviews, we are also hosting two workshops t...

Templates for Security Policies and Standards 06/22/21

On Friday June 25 we will be distributing the draft Templates for Security Policies and Standards - customizable for specific uses and shared with Participants as an open Cybersecurity resource. All members of the InfoCentral Cybersecurity Community...

Regulation and certification process 06/08/21

Good afternoon, each province and territory will have its own certification process. Many jurisdictions recognize and require vendors to have an Information Security Management program that aligns with known standards, such as ISO/IEC 27001 or...

Regulation and certification process 05/14/21

Good day dear Community. I am looking for general information on the certification process and requirements for digital health software. Our company created a platform (dashboard) that integrates with existing hospital's EHR and core IT systems...

Security Requirements for Procurement 03/30/21

This topic is related to Standard Security Requirements and evaluation criteria for use in procurements. The requirements, policies and procedures that enables a secured ecosystem and includes security architecture and testing requirements. Infoway...

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Security Policies v1.0 - Second Open Review

Published on Sep 16, 2021 by Ann-Marie Westgate

Security Policies DRAFT v0.1

Published on Jun 28, 2021 by Ann-Marie Westgate

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