Virtual Care and You: Answers From the People in Charge
Legal and Policy leaders from the IPC, CPSO, and OntarioMD will gather for a unique roundtable discussion on the current state of virtual care in Ontario.
Methods for delivering care, as well as the expectations placed on practitioners, have evolved substantially in response to lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, the CPSO introduced an entirely new Telemedicine policy and a new Physician Services Agreement has changed the nature of billing for virtual care services. OntarioMD’s general counsel will facilitate a discussion to distill what you need to know about the standard of care and each of these regulatory developments. Policy leaders from the CPSO and IPC will further explain how the COVID-19 pandemic influenced policy development and will elaborate about how virtual care will look moving forward. You should leave this session with a clear understanding of what virtual care looks like today, why it matters to the healthcare system, and what it is likely to look like moving forward.
Do you have questions? Are you confused by complex consent requirements and dense policy language? Take this unique opportunity to ask your questions directly to those in charge. Ample time will be provided.
- Ariane Siegel, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, OntarioMD Inc.
- Andrew Drummond, Director of Health Policy, Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner
- Dr. Craig Roxborough, Director of Policy, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
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.
Andrew Drummond recently took up the position of Director of Health Policy at the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, where he leads a team of policy advisors who engage in policy consultations and regulatory development.
Andrew and his team also work in support of the Commissioner’s strategic priority of “Trust in Digital Health”, which aims to promote public confidence in the digital health care system by guiding custodians to respect the privacy and access rights of Ontarians, and supporting the pioneering use of personal health information for research and analytics to the extent it serves the public good.
Previously, Andrew held multiple positions at the Information Management Strategy and Policy Branch of Ontario’s Ministry of Health, where he worked on numerous PHIPA legislative and regulatory reforms. Prior to his time with the Ministry of Health, he held multiple positions at both the University of Toronto and the University of Alberta. Andrew holds a BA (Hons) and MA from the University of Alberta.
Dr. Craig Roxborough
Craig Roxborough is the Director of policy at CPSO. In this capacity Craig leads a team of highly skilled policy professionals and is responsible for a portfolio of more than 30 policies relating to issues of medical professionalism and ethics.
Craig plays an integral role in implementing right-touch regulation at CPSO, transforming the way CPSO approaches policy drafting and setting expectations for appropriate physician conduct. With a background in program evaluation and public opinion polling, Craig plays an instrumental role in executing CPSO’s commitment to meaningful engagement with patients and caregivers. This includes acting as Chair of the Citizen Advisory Group on behalf of a partnership of 22 regulatory colleges in Ontario, helping to ensure the patient and caregiver voice is informing decision-making at CPSO and across the sector. Craig holds a PhD in Philosophy from York University.