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Privacy and Professionalism

Posted by Krista Whitehouse on March 17, 2017 in News
Avoiding the medico legal labyrinth in medical education
Avoiding the medico legal labyrinth in medical education


Privacy officers Alison Shea, Karen Hornberger and Victoria Apold

Please join us for a stimulating session that will highlight the obligations under the Act and how they impact our duties as educators and learners in the health care environment.

Privacy officers Victoria Apold, Karen Hornberger and Alison Shea from the IWK, NSHA and Dalhousie University will address the challenges and importance of balancing the requirements of PHIA in medical education.

Alison Shea

Alison is the Privacy Officer at Dalhousie University, having recently returned to Halifax after working as the Senior Privacy Analyst for Yukon’s Department of Health. Previously, she worked for 8 years in the Nova Scotia health system, most memorably as Privacy Officer at the former Capital Health during PHIA’s implementation and Risk Manager for the former Colchester East Hants Health Authority. She encourages everyone to visit Yukon if they get the chance.

Karen Hornberger

Karen Hornberger has been in the role of Privacy Officer for the NSHA Central Zone since March 2016. Karen has been working in healthcare with roles in Patient Access IM/IT, Patient Access Leadership and HIS IM/IT Leadership since 2002 with responsibility for protecting Patient Privacy in both day to day operations as well as in systems planning and project management.

Victoria Apold

Victoria received her Law degree at Dalhousie.  After a few years in practice at a Halifax law firm, she obtained her Master of Laws with a specialization in Health Law.  Victoria has been involved in legal research and writing with professors in the health law field, and started working in the health privacy field a few years ago which she enjoys immensely.


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