Progress vs. Privacy:
Who should have access to my medical data?
Sunday, October 19, 2008, 5:00 p.m.
The Drake Hotel – the Underground
1150 Queen Street West, Toronto
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Join us for lively discussions, debates, and refreshments. This free event is presented by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and its Institute of Health Services and Policy Research.
The promises and pitfalls of an electronic health era
Hospitals, doctors’ offices and pharmacies are sitting on some very valuable information – your medical information. As health-care providers enter the digital world and computerize their patients’ records in an effort to improve the efficiency and quality of care provided, they are also building a valuable health research tool. The files in their databases may contain the answers to many medical questions we currently face, but they also contain private information that could potentially be misused. Join Canadian experts to hear their thoughts, and share your own, on how we can strike a balance between the benefits of allowing researchers to access medical information and the privacy concerns of individuals.
Dr. Lisa Austin
Faculty of Law
University of Toronto
Mr. Steven Lewis
Consultant and Adjunct Professor, Centre for Health and Policy Studies
University of Calgary
Dr. Terry Sullivan
President and CEO
Cancer Care Ontario
Dr. Robyn Tamblyn
Professor, Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Colleen M. Flood
Scientific Director, CIHR-IHSPR, Associate Professor
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto