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Legal training for healthcare teams

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Privacy Officer Training

Carrying out the duties of a Privacy Officer correctly is vital to ensure your organization is safe from the consequences of a big privacy breach. More than 100 people took this training with me last year and in total I've trained Privacy Officers from more than 200 healthcare organizations how to get beyond “overwhelmed” and be confident in the role.

Join me for my next Privacy Officer Training beginning October 2, 2018 in Toronto and online.

I would recommend this training without reservation. In this transformative and evolving realm of ‘privacy’, Kate is able to stay current and deliver relevant real world examples. Not only has she mastered this topic, but is able to engage and connect with her audience on an emotional level. Kate is able to deliver a seemingly mundane subject with candor and confidence. You won't be disappointed!

Cory Backer, Executive Director, Blue Sky FHT
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Privacy Training for Teams

When you deal with a privacy breach, one of the first questions Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner will ask is what training you provided your team. I have taught more than 7953 Ontario health professionals about privacy, and it's one of my favourite topics.

I couldn’t have imagined enjoying privacy training as much as I did. Fabulous presentation of a difficult topic.

Dr Kim Ferguson, Port Perry Medical

Kate, Thank you for putting this all into the RIGHT perspective for us. You are doing good things in the world and we can tell you really understand and are passionate about this topic. Going forward, we have USEFUL knowledge for our day to day practice.

Caitlin Christie RN, PrimaCare Community FHT
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Legal Issues for Family Health Teams and Primary Care Practices – Monthly Webinar Series

My monthy webinar series is now in its 5th year, and this year I'm delighted to be working with Maria McDonald from McDonald HR Law.

There's still time to join the more than 40 teams whose exectuives participate in a monthly webinar on a legal topic of interest.

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Advanced Privacy Officer Training

You’re an experienced Privacy Officer. You’ve taken the basic training, you know the law, and you understand the theory. Now sharpen your skills and test your judgement by joining me on November 13, 2018 for this great day of interactive scenario-based training and learning.

I consider myself a relatively skilled and knowledgeable Privacy professional. Kate did an awesome job addressing the issues that come across my desk. Going through Kate’s scenarios made me realize how much I didn’t know. I would definitely recommend this training session to anyone that already has the foundations of health privacy. Worth every dollar.

Simeon I. Kanev, MI, CIPP/C, CCEP-IAssociation of Ontario Health Centres
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Contact me.

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Kate Dewhirst Health Law

Bringing the law to life.

Address:

901 King Street West
Suite 400 East Tower
Toronto Ontario M5V 3H5

Telephone:

(416) 855 9557

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Some of Kate’s recent and upcoming events

Team Privacy Training Events

November 14, 16, 29 & 30 and December 3, 11, 12, 13 & 19

For Primary Care clinics and FHTs

Kate trains health professionals from many more primary care organizations how being privacy-respectful can improve therapeutic relationships. more details...

Building healthy habits

November 26, 2018

Legal coaching at a Toronto law firm.

A private coaching session

Primary care webinar: Shared services agreements

December 6, 2018, 12 noon

Part of Kate’s monthly webinar series.

Pitfalls that primary care organizations need to look out for when agreeing to provide care in collaboration with other healthcare organizations.

Full details of the 2019 webinar series and registration here.

Privacy Officer training

April 30 through June 4, 2019

Kate’s specialist training course for Privacy Officers in health organizations.

Open to all health Privacy Officers, as well as those hoping to become Privacy Officers. Full details and registration for Privacy Officer training next spring here...

Advanced Privacy Officer training

June 18, 2019

For experienced Privacy Officers within healthcare organisations.

This one day training course focuses on how to handle difficult privacy situations using real-life (but anonymized) case studies and role-play. Full details and registration here...

Free healthcare privacy webinar - ask me anything!

December 5, 2018 4-5pm and January 9, 2019 12noon-1pm

Free webinar - advance registration needed

Whether you're an experience 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.

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