We are the trust builders. Privacy Officers assist their organizations to earn the trust of their clients, patients, residents, consumers and their caregivers. These are their stories. Simeon Kanev, Alliance for Healthier Communities Alliance for Healthier Communities is an association of community-governed primary health care organizations. Alliance members serve diverse communities across Ontario, and they… Read more »
Hey everyone! I was recently featured on the Riffcord Podcast with Paul Lalonde. Paul is part of the digital marketing firm Lalonde Muller I’ve known Paul for about 15 years. I met Paul through his wife, Christa Haanstra, when we worked together at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Christa and I look pretty much identical… Read more »
Just when you thought it was safe … a new class action was recently certified after a health privacy breach at a hospital in Ontario. Here’s what every health Privacy Officer needs to know. Stewart v. Demme and William Osler Health System (2020) “The central question … is whether a privacy violation can be “highly… Read more »
Osgoode Health Privacy training January 20 & 27 and February 3,10 & 18, 2020
Kate is the program chair for the Osgoode Certificate in Privacy in Healthcare.
This program explores the range of privacy interests that must be protected in the day-to-day treatment of patients, the development of information systems and the creation of institutional policies. More details...
Free healthcare privacy webinar - ask me anything! March 4 (cancelled) but back April 1
Free webinars - advance registration needed
Whether you're an experienced privacy officer or new in the field, pick Kate’s brain for free for an hour, in this live webinar. No charge, but you’ll need to register in advance.
Kate Dewhirst Health Law
My mission is bringing the law to life. I make legal theory understandable, accessible and fun! I’m available and love to work for all organizations in the healthcare sector across Ontario and beyond.