Khaled El Emam

Khaled El Emam
Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario - Research Institute & University of Ottawa

Website | @kelemam

Dr. Khaled El Emam is an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Medicine, a senior investigator at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, and a Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the University of Ottawa. His main area of research is developing techniques for health data de-identification or anonymization and secure disease surveillance for public health purposes. Previously Khaled was a Senior Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada, and prior to that he was head of the Quantitative Methods Group at the Fraunhofer Institute in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He has co-founded two companies to commercialize the results of his research work. In 2003 and 2004, he was ranked as the top systems and software engineering scholar worldwide by the Journal of Systems and Software based on his research on measurement and quality evaluation and improvement, and ranked second in 2002 and 2005. He holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Electrical and Electronics, King’s College, at the University of London (UK). His website is www.ehealthinformation.ca He is very influential and a thought leader in the privacy and health information space. In addition, he is one of only a handful of individuals known worldwide to be qualified to de-identify personal health information.

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Privacy
Location: Plaza Room A
Moderated by:
Ann Waldo (Wittie, Letsche & Waldo, LLP)
Panelists:
Khaled El Emam (Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario - Research Institute & University of Ottawa), David Houlding (Intel)
De-identifiction of data is an extremely relevant topic nowadayas as there is a large requirement for de-identified data to further research and provide new business opportunities for organizations holding or needing access to valuable health data. Read more.

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