Enterprise Imaging Webinar: Privacy and Patient Health Data #1 – Legal and Legislative Perspectives
When: Feb 18, 2022 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Healthcare providers, professionals and researchers are required to be good custodians of health information of patients. Our patients’ privacy must be protected. Paramount to the effective delivery of healthcare is the access to personal health information for those who need to know to provide care. Additionally, when collecting and using your personal health information measures must be in place to insure the privacy and confidentiality of the information is protected. The advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine-Learning (ML) is showing that AI in Medical Imaging is requiring the “availability of high-quality image data for testing and validation. Open access data sharing is critical to enable adequate sampling of the human population and the wide variety of disease states. It is equally critical to protect patient privacy and to comply with national and international regulations governing protected or sensitive health information and personally identifiable information” (Data Sharing and Patient Privacy in the World of AI, Hot Topic session, RSNA 2021).
The topic of Privacy and Access to healthcare data has been introduced by members of our community frequently as a desired topic for our webinars. To suitably address this complex subject and the wide spectrum of perspectives, we are planning a series of three (3) one-hour webinars.
The first in this webinar series, Privacy and Patient Health Data – Legal and Legislative Perspectives:
- Privacy Officer Viewpoint – Jeff Curtis (DBA, MBA, MSc, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP, CISM), Chief Privacy Officer, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
- Dr. Jeffrey Curtis is the Chief Privacy Officer for Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, one of Canada’s preeminent acute care, research and teaching hospitals located in Toronto.
- Reporting to the VP Human Resources Jeff is a Director responsible for Sunnybrook’s information privacy assurance and freedom of information compliance. Jeff was Chief Privacy Officer and a Director in the hospital’s information services group responsible for I.T. governance, risk management, and corporate strategic planning activities. Jeff was also seconded as the Privacy and Security Officer for the Hospital Diagnostic Imaging Repository Services (HDIRS) in Ontario, a diagnostic imaging repository for 35 hospitals across four local health regions.
- Jeff was the Privacy and Security Lead for eHealth Ontario’s Diagnostic Imaging Common Services project, was a member of eHealth’s Identity, Access and Privacy Advisory Panel and has consulted to Canada Health Infoway on its Consent Management Advisory Panel and its Blueprint Refresh Committee. Jeff was a member of eHealth Ontario’s Connecting Ontario Privacy Committee.
- Jeff has been a member of the Advisory Panel and a guest lecturer for the Osgoode Hall Law Society’s Certificate in Health Law and regularly presents in public forums on I.T. governance, information technology risk, and the privacy and security implications for health care providers and patients. Jeff was a member of the Steering Committee to establish the Health Sector Critical Infrastructure and Cyber Security Network in conjunction with the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Office of Emergency Response Services. Jeff is also currently Vice-Chair for the Canadian Mirror Committee for development of the proposed ISO 31700 standard for “Consumer protection: privacy by design for consumer goods and services”.
- Jeff has worked in the information technology sector for the past 25 years and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise I.T. (CGEIT) and is Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC). In 2013 Jeff was recognized as a “Privacy by Design Ambassador” by the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario.
- Ontario Ministry of Health Viewpoint – Christine Sham (B.A.Sc. - Division of Engineering Science), Director, Information Management Strategy and Policy
- Christine holds a degree in Engineering Science from the University of Toronto and is widely recognized as a digital health leader in Ontario. She has had an important role in shaping and leading digital health strategy in the Ministry of Health for nearly two decades. In her current role as Director, Information Management Strategy and Policy at the Ministry, she champions the development and implementation of provincial data and digital strategies to catalyze health system transformation and digital health innovation.
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