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Infoway Seeks Feedback on Privacy and Security Certification Requirements

August 16, 2016 (Toronto) – Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) is inviting the digital health community to provide feedback on national privacy and security requirements as part of the final phase of its harmonization project to enhance the value of certification services in Canada.

The privacy and security harmonization project undertaken by Infoway is part of a strategy launched in 2014 that provides recommendations to improve digital health certification services in Canada. Currently in its third and final phase, Infoway is inviting the public to provide comments on the requirements relating to rigour, clarity, feasibility and gaps.

“We look forward to receiving comments on this project,” said Dennis Giokas, Chief Technology Officer, Innovation Ecosystem Group, Canada Health Infoway. “The feedback received will be used to help finalize the project and in reaching the goal of harmonizing privacy and security requirements across Canada which will reduce cost and redundancy in testing digital health software solutions.”

Please contact Certification Services with your indication of interest, and we will send you all the necessary documents and materials for your review and feedback. We ask that all feedback be provided by September 9, 2016.

About Canada Health Infoway

Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health across Canada. Through our investments, we help deliver better quality and access to care and more efficient delivery of health services for patients and clinicians. Infoway is an independent, not-for-profit organization funded by the federal government.

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For more information: 

Karen Schmidt
Director, Corporate Communications
Canada Health Infoway
Tel: (416) 595-3167
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