Ontario Hospital Association: Protecting Personal Health Information [Webcast]


Start date  May 07, 2013
End date  May 07, 2013
Event Details  Ontario Hospital Association - Protecting Personal Health Information

In recent years, there have been a number of occasions where the unencrypted personal health information of patients on laptops, USB keys and other mobile computing and storage devices have been lost or stolen.

While the Personal Health Information Protection Act requires health information custodians to take reasonable steps to ensure that personal health information is protected against theft, loss, unauthorized use, and disclosure mobile devices such as laptops, smartphones PDAs, and USB keys add a new layer of complexity to this task. The great advantage of these devices – portability – is also their greatest vulnerability, making them easily susceptible to loss and theft.

Anytime personal health information is stored on mobile devices, health information custodians must take steps, like encryption, to minimize the risk to privacy. The Ontario Hospital Association (OHA), in conjunction with the Information Privacy Commissioner (IPC), has developed this webcast to re-launch the IPC’s “Stop.ThinkProtect.” campaign and address the concepts of Encryption by Default and Circle of Trust as detailed in the recent Privacy by Design paper released by the IPC in conjunction with Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Cryptomill.

Who Should Attend?

This broadcast is targeted to Chief Information Officers, IT staff, Privacy Officers, Legal Council, Learning and Development staff, and Health Information Custodians.

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