Understand your obligations as a healthcare professional

What you can and cannot do with Patient Information

What exemptions apply and the implications they have for university hospitals and research conducted in hospitals

A one-day conference

Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin

Date: 24th October 2018

Data gathering, data management and data security are high profile and important topics, and arguably the highest profile sector under the spotlight for compliance and proper process is the healthcare sector. A full understanding of your obligations, the law and security requirements when related to your management of data security is vital.

This intensive one-day conference will offer expert insight and information on important issues such as how Data Protection applies to the health sector, what can and cannot be done with patient information, the key responsibilities of data control officers, how to conduct an audit, guidelines on data management & retention, and much more.

See below event programme for a full list of key topics to be covered on the day.

CMG events typically sell out quickly, so prompt booking is strongly advised to secure your place at the early bird rate Save €100.00 – Early Bird Rate is €345.00 + VAT (Normal rate €445.00 + VAT)

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

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6 Structured CPD Points

Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4.30pm

Opening remarks by Conference Chair Person:

Overview GDPR & what it means for healthcare services

Data Controllers Role in healthcare services

Data Protection and Healthcare Research

  • Governance of Health Research under GDPR, Data Protection Act 2018 & Health Research Regulation
  • Definition of Health Research & GDPR requirements for Health Research
  • Obligations under Health Research Regulation -both ongoing and new research projects – Implications for Health Research
  • Consent Exemption
  • Concession to data subject rights 
  • Biobanks

Speaker: Mary Kirwan, Lecturer and Barrister, RCSI 

Healthcare exemptions & data breaches

Data Breaches

  • Criteria for a Data Breach – Mechanisms for detecting, investigating a Breach
  • Aspects to consider prior to reporting to Commissioner, as well as to impacted Data Subjects
  • Completion of Breach Notification – Report and Breach Incident Log
  • Learning from the Breach incident

Health Exemptions

  • List of exemptions which apply
  • Circumstances under which an exemption can be claimed
  • Appeal against exemptions
  • Policies and protocols to ensure compliance

Speaker: Hugh Jones, Sytorus

Application of Privacy by Design in a Healthcare context and the implications of the data sharing inherent in the industry

  • Privacy Considerations within the context of the Electronic Patient Record
  • Data sharing and the eHealth identifier

Speaker: Daragh O’Brien, Castlebridge

Data Protection & Freedom of Information Requests in the Healthcare System:

  • Exploration of the key provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2014 
  • The right of access to records the principle of maximum disclosure
  • The commonly invoked exemptions to access in healthcare setting
  • understanding the “public interest” test
  • Examples of key recent decisions from the Office of the Information Commissioner 

Speaker: Claire Hogan, Barrister-at-Law, The Law Library

Data Protection and Audit

Data Protection and Direct care


Speech privacy 

Data classification in healthcare

How to handle patient information correctly – guidelines on data management & retention

Mary KirwanMary Kirwan

Barrister and Lecturer RCSI

Mary is a barrister and lecturer at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

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She teaches medical law on the undergraduate and postgraduate Ethics programme in the RCSI.

She is a dissertation director for the MSc Healthcare Ethics and Law course and provides training seminars in hospitals on medico/legal issues.
Mary Kirwan is a graduate of the National University of Ireland Galway and the Honorable Society of Kings Inns.

Mary is also a winner of the Law Society of Ireland Justice Media Award for her writing on current legal topics. She has written extensively in the area of law, including a weekly legal column in the Irish Independent, and is a frequent legal contributor in national and local broadcast media, including RTE’s Prime Time.

Mary is currently a member of a number of committees including a Research Ethics Committee, an Ethics Committee and an Advisory Panel.
Mary provides expert legal advice to various organisations on a voluntary basis and previously worked with the Legal Aid Board.

Hugh JonesHugh Jones

Director, Sytorus

Hugh Jones is a co-founder of Sytorus Ltd, a specialised provider of Data Protection training and assessment services.

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With his colleagues, Hugh provides professional Data Protection guidance, and is a frequent speaker at Privacy and Data Management events in Ireland and overseas. Through Sytorus, Hugh offers both general and bespoke training to organisations in the areas of data management and regulatory compliance.

Hugh is an experienced project manager, and works with a number of sporting, not-for-profit and membership administration organisations to help them resolve their fund-raising and regulatory challenges.

As a certified practitioner, Hugh also supports organisations striving to achieve and maintain compliance with Irish and European Data Protection legislation. He facilitates projects to design and deploy appropriate data management policies and procedures in relation to data privacy, data quality and records retention, and conducts regular on-site assessments and process evaluations on behalf of his clients.

Daragh O’Brien

Daragh O’Brien

Information Quality – Governance & Data Privacy Consultant, Castlebridge

Daragh O’Brien  is a leading Information Quality, Information Governance, and Data Privacy consultant, teacher, and author.

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For almost two decades he has worked with leading organisations in Ireland, UK, and elsewhere on “Connect the Dots” approaches to managing Information Assets. Daragh has also been involved in the development of professional certifications for Data Quality, Data Governance, and Data Protection. He lectures on the Law Society’s Professional Certificate in Data Protection and is a regular commentator on Data Protection and Data Governance issues in the media. Daragh is also Global Privacy Advisor for DAMA International, the world’s leading member organisation for data management professionals,

Dr Claire Hogan

Dr Claire Hogan

Barrister-at-Law and Lecturer

Dr Claire Hogan is a barrister at the Bar of Ireland.

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She has a mixed civil practice, and undertakes cases and provides legal advice in the areas of Freedom of Information and Data Protection Law.
She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Law and French, having been elected a Scholar of the College. Claire also holds a Master’s degree in Law (LL.M.) from the University of Cambridge. She qualified as a barrister in 2009, and was awarded the John Brooke Scholarship for first place in the exams of the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. Claire has also completed a Ph.D. in the area of Constitutional Freedom of Religion Law.

Claire lectures in Civil Procedure in the King’s Inns, and Constitutional Law in the Law Society. Additionally, she acts as a Consultant for Public Affairs Ireland, training public sector workers in Freedom of Information and Data Protection Law.

This conference will be of interest to all healthcare professionals operating in hospitals, nursing homes, primary care centres, specialist clinics including, nurses, doctors, GP’s, DON’s, clinicians, administration support, records managers, data controllers, IT professionals and management.

There will be 5 CPD points awarded to all attendees at this conference from the CPD certification service.

Talbot Hotel (Formerly Stillorgan Park Hotel)

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