25-Jun-2019 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
1952 Bay St.
Patient Care Centre Lecture Theatre, Royal Jubilee Hospital
Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1J8

Vancouver Island Chapter Event and AGM
Trust and Interconnectivity in Digital Health

  June 25, 2019
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. PST
Patient Care Centre Lecture Theatre, Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria

In the wake of revelations about the misuse of personal information by companies like Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, public awareness of the risks associated with the misuse of personal information are greater than ever. While patients want assurances that their personal information is secure, they also want timely access to their health information, and to allow authorized individuals to have access to it. In this talk, BC’s Information and Privacy Commissioner will speak about the challenges associated with the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information in BC’s privacy laws in the healthcare context. He will stressthe importance of having a system that patients can trust, and will also speak about how the province’s privacy laws enable health research. Finally, the Commissioner will share his perspective on the challenges healthcare providers face in responding to increasing demands by patients for access to their health information.

Featured Speaker: Michael McEvoy, Privacy Commissioner for BC

Michael McEvoy was appointed Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC by unanimous motion of the Legislative Assembly. He began his six-year term as an independent Officer of the Legislature on April 1, 2018. Prior to his appointment, he was seconded from his position as Deputy Commissioner at the OIPC to the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK, where he helped lead an investigation into Cambridge Analytica and Facebook. Commissioner McEvoy served in local government for 12 years before joining the OIPC in 2007. He obtained a Juris Doctorate from the University of Manitoba in 1985 and a Bachelor of Arts in 1980 from the University of Winnipeg. He has been a member of the Law Society of British Columbia since 1986.

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 
AGM and light breakfast
Presentation and Q&A
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Webinar fee $15.00

Option: A live webinar session is also available beginning at 7:30 a.m. We hope local members will attend in person to participate in this presentation. Webinar details will be distributed following registration.
There is limited space so please register early. Thank you.

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Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.00 Category I  credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.