As Canada’s national information and communications technology (ICT) business association, TECHNATION champions the development of a robust and sustainable digital economy in Canada. TECHNATION and its advocacy committee are excited to share their health division’s Privacy and Security Framework v. 3.0. This framework provides background on problems, solutions, and advocacy recommendations for five related themes for interactive discussion with Canadian health stakeholders: cyber security, data sovereignty, de-identification, secondary use, and general data protection regulations.
In consultation with TECHNATION’s members, they continue to engage with Canadian health care stakeholders to gain a broader consensus on the recommendations this document puts forward. Updated versions will be published in the future to build on a greater and more solid national scope for the framework.
Susan Anderson is a senior executive with special skills in business development, digital health informatics, governance, and strategic planning. She is an accomplished digital health strategist with more than 27 years of experience in Canadian health care informatics. Susan is currently a senior health policy advisor for TECHNATION’s health division. Previously, she was the Assistant Deputy Minister and CIO for the Health Information Technology and Systems Division at Alberta Health, where she played a pivotal role in transforming Alberta’s health care system into one of the most digitally connected in North America. Susan recently joined as a director for the Canadian College of Health Information Management and CHIMA’s board of directors, and serves as the chair of their governance committee.
Elaine Huesing is the lead for the health division at TECHNATION (formerly ITAC). Elaine helps members navigate the information and communications technology challenges and opportunities of the health sector both nationally and globally. Having been a part of the founding team for CHITTA, now known as the TECHNATION Health Division, the Alberta Network for Health Information exchange (ANHIX), and the Canadian Health Informatics Awards (CHIA) gala, she brings over 30 years of experience to TECHNATION’s members. Elaine is the editor and publisher of Healthcare Information Management & Communications Canada (HIM&CC), the official journal of TECHNATION and Digital Health Canada, and the CEO for the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA).