All posts by Brendan Seaton

Associate Editor, HIM&CC, President of ITAC Health and Chief Creative Officer for Privacy Horizon Inc.

The Importance of a National Certification Strategy

One of the challenges faced by Health ICT vendors in the Canadian and global marketplaces is the chaos and confusion caused by an uncoordinated approach to product licensing, certification and conformance testing. Each government jurisdiction has a legitimate interest in ensuring that software products integrated into their eHealth infrastructures are secure, safe, meet privacy requirements … Continue reading The Importance of a National Certification Strategy

Privacy by Design: Enabling Digital Disruption

We all know that privacy is important. For decades now, we have been bombarded with privacy breaches, class action lawsuits, and disciplinary action for health care workers caught snooping in confidential files. Recently we have seen legal charges laid against those involved in privacy breaches. More and more, healthcare organizations and health information technology vendors … Continue reading Privacy by Design: Enabling Digital Disruption

Drinking from the Firehose: Health Privacy in Canada

Recently, I’ve been studying the privacy regimes in Canada, the United States, Europe, Australia and South-East Asia. While most countries in the developed world have principle-based privacy protections in place, few come close to Canada with respect to the comprehensiveness and oversight of privacy legislation to protect personal health information (PHI). Consider that Canada, with … Continue reading Drinking from the Firehose: Health Privacy in Canada

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