COACH/OTN Virtual Care Best Practices White Paper: Summary of Findings

In 2016, COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association and the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) partnered to form a Virtual Care Community of Action* with a mandate to research and publish a white paper on Virtual Care in Canada. Virtual Care is defined as transforming healthcare practice and delivery from traditional physical settings (e.g. hospitals, clinics) involving … Continue reading COACH/OTN Virtual Care Best Practices White Paper: Summary of Findings

ITAC Health Interoperability and Standards Committee (ISC) Position on Canadian Healthcare Interoperability Standards

ITAC Health is the health division of the Information Technology Association of Canada. It represents Canadian information and communication technology (ICT) firms that provide products and services in the healthcare sector. In the spring of 2016, ITAC Health surveyed its members on the topic of healthcare interoperability standards. There were 31 respondents, with an even … Continue reading ITAC Health Interoperability and Standards Committee (ISC) Position on Canadian Healthcare Interoperability Standards

Addressing Canadian physician concerns around safety and privacy

As the digital world expands to encompass many areas of our day-to-day lives, so do apprehensions over the safety and privacy of personal information. However, these apprehensions aren’t limited to Yahoo! email or Walmart breaches —misgivings about security and privacy vulnerabilities are infiltrating the healthcare community as well. For instance, a detailed meta-analysis of 25 … Continue reading Addressing Canadian physician concerns around safety and privacy

Calculating the ROI for Privacy and Security

One of the biggest challenges for people in health care who are responsible for privacy and security is building the business case for investment. Why would Boards of Directors and executives spend limited resources on privacy and security when there are so many competing priorities facing the organization? It’s often considered crass to express privacy … Continue reading Calculating the ROI for Privacy and Security

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