The 2013 PHIPA Summit (PHIPA)

Organization: Verney Conference Management

Venue: Renaissance Toronto Downtown Hotel

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Event Date/Time: Nov 12, 2013 End Date/Time: Nov 13, 2013
Early Registration Date: Oct 28, 2013 Time: 23:59:00 - (EST)
Abstract Submission Date: Aug 30, 2013 Time: 17:00:00 - (EST)
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Welcome to the 8th Annual PHIPA Summit (2013). Returning to the Toronto Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Toronto, the PHIPA Summit is a two-day affair, focusing again on Ontario’s Health Privacy legislation as well as establishing proven Health IM strategies.

Ontario’s health information privacy legislation must strike the right balance between allowing health care providers to quickly pass on the information needed for patient care to other health providers, while restricting unauthorized disclosure. As technology continues to ease information transfer, it also continues to blur the lines between disclosure vs breach, consent vs access denial or private vs personal.

Both the PHIPA legislation as well as the electronic records revolution have reinforced the fact that now is the time to better develop information management strategies, especially in the public health sector.

As Health Information Custodians continue to meet the various challenges presented to them in their work, the PHIPA Summit 2013 will help this community further develop strategies to meet these challenges head-on. Leadership, networking and knowledge sharing, now more than ever, should be a top priority for all of those charged with the task of managing health information, and protecting the privacy of patients.

You will also:

  • Discuss, identify, and most importantly address the many challenges you face as a health information custodian
  • Learn from the wide range of expertise available to the health community to identify the challenges of your
  • information management network
  • Create and implement your own health information management strategy


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Conference Speakers

TBD. Please check the event website as speakers are confirmed.

Additional Information

Why Should I Attend?

PHIPA is intended to strike the right balance between the legitimate need of health professionals to collect, use or disclose personal health information and the need to maintain the confidentiality of such sensitive information. It also inherently forces responsible health information custodians to practice responsible health information management.

The summit will offer the healthcare community of Ontario the chance to further enhance their training with both case studies as well as plenary lectures. The PHIPA Summit 2013 will also provide an opportunity for the health provider community to share their own experiences with PHIPA over the last few years, to learn best practices and to participate in spirited debate and discussion with field leaders.

Join us to:

  • further explore the world of EHRs
  • discuss best practices
  • discover PHIPA’s impact on medical research
  • establish a health information management strategy for your organization
  • explore Health Information Management educational opportunities
  • manage Web 2.0 technologies as it applies to health-care
  • discuss Knowledge Exchange Networks, Circles of Care & Quality of Care Assessments
  • and much, much more!

Finally, the summit is an invaluable opportunity to meet and engage in a dialogue with the regulatory body of the legislation, the creators of the legislation as well as professional IM strategists.


Who Should Attend?

  • Persons or organizations whose collection, use and disclosure of personal health information is governed by the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 ( PHIPA) such as:

o health care practitioners including doctors, dentists, nurses and pharmacists o hospitals and psychiatric facilities o Health researchers o community care access corporations (CCACs) o long term care facilities and nursing homes o ambulance services o boards of health o laboratories

  • Individuals who advise persons or organizations governed by PHIPA such as chief privacy officers, legal counsel, privacy consultants and IT service providers
  • Persons or organizations whose practices and procedures are impacted by PHIPA such as prescribed entities and registries and research ethics boards.
  • and person(s) who work as a health information custodian in both the private or public sector in Ontario

The PHIPA Summit 2013 will provide further insight into the Personal Health Information Protection Act, 2004 and offer strategies to protect the privacy of individuals and maintain the confidentiality of personal health information that is collected.