Ontario’s Diabetes Initiative: Big Brother Carries a Stethoscope

Hi there. We’re the Ontario Government. We know you have diabetes but don’t worry we’re here to help. We’re going to send “The Diabetes Testing Report” to your doctor. It will tell him or her when you last had three important tests: blood sugar test (A1C), cholesterol test (LDL), and retinal eye exam. If you […]

Kindergarten Privacy

I was asked a most intriguing question the other day.  How would I describe privacy concepts…to a four year old?

EHR Regulation in Canada: Did They Get It Right?

On 31 August 2009, Health Canada issued a Notice indicating that “patient management software” is subject to the Medical Devices Regulations (“MDRs”) and regulated under Canada’s Food and Drugs Act. While this action is laudable, the approach taken by Health Canada raises questions as to whether privacy and security are sufficiently addressed in this new […]