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SHIELDS UP! What to do if access to your EMR is blocked and steps to improve cybersecurity

What would you do if you were shut out of your EMR for two weeks without access to your patient records? Dr. Amy Catania will share her experiences and lessons learned. This practice-focused session sets out a series of tips that you can directly implement within your practice to improve privacy and cybersecurity. OntarioMD’s General Counsel & Chief Privacy Officer will walk you through steps to apply simple, inexpensive, and high-yield solutions. Attendees will be provided with links to essential resources and will walk away with complementary reading material to further boost their privacy knowledge. A significant proportion of the session will be set aside for questions.

Presented by:

  • Ariane Siegel, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, OntarioMD Inc.
  • Dr. Amy Catania, Family Physician, North Dufferin Wellness Centre

Presenter Bio:

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Ariane Siegel

Ariane joined OntarioMD (OMD) as General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer in 2016. She has been recognized internationally by Who’s Who as a global leader in technology law, privacy and data protection.

Ariane provides OMD with strategic and legal advice. Through her leadership, OMD provides health system partners with a practical perspective on privacy and security from the lens of community-based physician practices.

Ariane developed OMD’s Privacy and Security Training Module for Ontario physicians and their administrative staff. Prior to joining OMD, Ariane supported global corporations with technology law advice as a Partner in Canada’s largest law firm and from her own practice.

She worked as a Senior Investigator for the federal Privacy Commissioner, Law Clerk to the Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice and as Constitutional Counsel to the Attorney General of Ontario. Ariane was part of the launch team for Richard Branson’s Virgin Mobile Canada.

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Dr. Amy Catania

Dr. Amy Catania is a Family Physician in Shelburne, providing full scope comprehensive care in a semi-rural community just north of Orangeville.

She is a past member of Executive and Board of Directors of the Ontario College of Family Physicians and was involved with chairing the Awards Committee and Member Value Committee.

Dr. Catania is committed to teaching and is an Associate Professor with the University of Toronto as well as a Clinical Preceptor with the Rural Ontario Medical Program and McMaster University. She has been involved in the inception and ongoing oversight of the Hills of Headwaters Collaborative OHT and as well as an active member of their Palliative Care Workgroup.

She has completed her term as a physician lead in the OHT and continue in her role as the co-chair of the Dufferin-Caledon Physician Association. In this capacity she is also a member of the Ontario Health Central Region Primary Care Council.


Sep 29 2022


2:30 pm - 3:10 pm


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