A privacy awareness message from your local chapter chair
With Privacy Awareness Week coming up May 10–14, this is an excellent opportunity for us to bring awareness to privacy as a discipline, uphold best practices, and remember the importance of protecting personal information.
A great place to start is reviewing and understanding your organization’s information policies and procedures, including collecting, using, and disclosing personal information. By taking an active interest in policy standards and legislation, we are better informed and equipped to encourage workplace compliance.
Be sure to visit the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, Yukon Ombudsperson, and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia for further information and resources.
Kait Greer, MI, CHIM
The BCYT chapter is an integral part of the HIM community, bringing continuing education, networking events and activities, professional development support, and communication services to CHIMA members in British Columbia and Yukon.
The focus points for our chapter are education, engagement, and excellence.
We seek to provide education and networking opportunities for health information professionals throughout British Columbia and Yukon by hosting workshops and events regularly throughout the year. Each committee member brings unique experiences, expertise, and local knowledge from their particular region.
Our chapter committee’s objective for 2021 is to encourage safe connection between professionals in health information and beyond. We look forward to hosting virtual events and growing our health information community.
Frequently asked questions
The BCYT chapter meets online on a monthly basis.
There are currently no openings for new committee members with BCYT. Please let us know if you would like to contribute an article to the blog.
Chapter committee members are responsible for attending committee meetings and actively participating in committee discussions. They must work effectively as part of the team to host in-person chapter events (typically once per year) and online webinars for chapter members.
Being part of a CHIMA chapter committee offers an opportunity to network with colleagues and provide valuable feedback that helps shape the health information profession in Canada.
Chapter committee members agree to serve for a term of three (3) years.