Managing Health Data Privacy

Learn about data privacy and security when using technologies in the health sector. Register now and start anytime.

10 hours

About this course

The advancement of technologies in health has led to an increase in reportable data breaches and cyber security attacks in Australia and around the world. With the COVID-19 pandemic increasing the demand for more online health services, there are ongoing concerns regarding the privacy of patient information. As a result, there is global push for the health sector to ensure the secure protection of public health data.

In this course you will learn about data privacy and security when using technologies in the health sector. You will also examine the ways that both individuals and health professionals can keep their private information secure and reduce the risk of a cyber-attack.

What you will learn

Critical evaluation of the theory, principles and processes of digital health that support health, including data and information, technology, governance, and policy.

Critique complex healthcare problems from a digital health perspective.

Justify the local, national and global impacts of digital health on complex healthcare environment.

Apply critical inquiry to social, political, environmental, and economic scenarios related to digital health.

Meet your instructors

Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson

Dr Kerryn Butler-Henderson is the Associate Professor of Digital Health, where she oversees digital health curriculum integration across all health programs and provides leadership in the postgraduate eHealth program. She is internationally recognised for her research expertise in digital health workforce and capabilities, leading several funded research projects. Professionally, Kerryn holds several national and international positions, including President Elect of the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations and Director of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health.

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Dr Joel Scanlan

Dr Scanlan teaches in the School of Nursing with a focus on eHealth Privacy. He is also an Associate Professor in Maritime Cybersecurity at the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences and is a Senior Research Fellow in Digital Crime at Latrobe University. He has a 15 year history of teaching IT and cybersecurity at UTAS and around the world. Joel is an active researcher cyber security, serious games for mental health, child exploitation prevention and machine learning.

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