It’s becoming increasingly apparent that SMART on FHIR application program interfaces (APIs) will change how we integrate source systems such as EMR and HIS with external applications. As with any new ‘technology’ in healthcare, it also raises questions about accountabilities for risks related to privacy, security and patient safety. SMART on FHIR is a specification … Continue reading SMART on FHIR: Will it Change Accountability for Privacy and Security Risks?
Patient safety today depends on cybersecurity, but readiness varies across Canada’s health sector. The increasingly digitized and networked landscape is core to a modern, responsive, and resilient healthcare system. For instance, electronic data exchange and virtual care can be a source of resilience in the face of natural disasters or other emergencies, facilitating access to … Continue reading A Shared Commitment to Cybersecurity
Without question, the most challenging privacy issue facing innovators and entrepreneurs is consent. How do we exploit the benefits of personal information while navigating the complex maze of global privacy laws that put control over the collection, use and disclosure of personal information into the hands of individual data subjects? How do we leverage the … Continue reading Consent: Its Going to Get Worse….Or Maybe Better?
In what has become an annual tradition, Canada Health Infoway is holding a Partnership Conference during Digital Health Week, which this year is November 12-18. The Infoway Partnership Conference brings together health care leaders for two days of debate and discussion, as well as an exchange of digital health best practices. It will be held … Continue reading 2018 Infoway Partnership Conference: Driving Access to Care
Digital Health Canada education and certification programs are the first cross-disciplinary programs to be developed with volunteer health informatics experts and leaders operating in a variety of professional settings: healthcare organizations, provincial/national government agencies, vendors, consultants, and academia. These volunteer experts populate the Digital Health Canada Faculty and are the backbone of the Core HI … Continue reading Digital Health Canada Faculty: The Backbone of the Core Health Informatics Education Program