The infraNET Project and
Education Program for Health Informatics Professionals (EPHIP)
University of Waterloo
Healthcare, Technology and Privacy:
Challenges and Opportunities
Planning and Technology
A/Executive Assistant to the Commissioner
Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario
Wednesday, May 22, 2002
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo
The future of Canada's
healthcare system is very much on the minds of all Canadians. Questions
of funding, restructuring and the introduction of new information
technologies dominate seminars and conferences from coast to coast. One
theme, however, tends to permeate - privacy.
In the first portion of this presentation, Greg Keeling will
discuss the concept of privacy in the health care sector. After briefly discussing
the current challenges facing the healthcare industry in Canada and the
role that information technology is playing in addressing these challenges, he
will examine the emerging role of health networks and their privacy
implications. He will also review the HIPPA experience in the United
States and Ontario's Smart Systems for Health. The second major section of
the presentation will discuss Ontario's draft health and private sector privacy
legislation and its implications for the health community. The final section
will discuss the value of privacy engineering, the use of privacy design principles
and the various privacy tools such as Privacy Impact Assessments and the
Information and Privacy Commission's Privacy Diagnostic Tool.
Greg is responsible for co-ordinating the daily activities of
the Commissioner. A member of the executive committee, he manages the technology
services and communications departments and co-ordinates agency-wide planning
initiatives in preparation for pending Ontario health and private sector
privacy legislation. Prior to joining the IPC, Greg was Senior Analyst, Public
Access Planning and Development, with Management Board Secretariat, Government
of Ontario. He was responsible for the operational management of the government's
corporate Internet and Intranet Web sites and was involved in putting the
government telephone book online and helping develop Canada's first keyword-based
Blue Pages telephone directory integrating listings from the federal,
provincial and municipal governments.
Greg holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in history and
political studies and a Master of Arts degree in International Politics from Queen's
University in Kingston, Ontario, and a Certificate in Media and New Technology
Management from the University of Toronto.
For more information
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
This seminar is hosted by the Education
Program for Health Informatics Professionals (EPHIP) and The infraNET
Project, University of Waterloo.
The infraNET Project, initiated by the
University of Waterloo in 1996, is a partnership to advance Web and
Internet technologies. Its founding partners are: LivePage (now part
of Siebel), MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.
We also gratefully acknowledge the
assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of