Join The Shush 2023, my community
for Privacy Officers in the healthcare sector.
A product of Something Orange Training Inc. Because every Privacy Officer needs Something Orange™
A school of fish. A murder of crows.
And now, in its third year, a shush of Privacy Officers.
Welcome to The Shush - A collective of privacy officers. This is where you belong. The Shush is a community of Privacy Officers in the health sector where you come to play and get your work done.
It’s a community where health Privacy Officers like you come together to develop knowledge, skills and judgment, in an energizing environment.
It’s estimated that only 30% of people finish a course they start. If you’ve taken Privacy Officer training, you need a community to assist you get the tasks of being a Privacy Officer completed. In this community, we do workshops where we update the work product of Privacy Officers so you are always up-to-date – and you get things done.
What do Shush members get?
Three skills workshops in 2023:
where you get your work done and your documents updated. This year’s workshops are
April 19: How to deal with automation privacy risks
June 14: Understanding substitute decision-makers workshop
September 20: Storage and retention rules and transitioning between paper and electronic records
And one scenario workshop
On December 13 we go over 5 challenging scenarios common to health privacy and you test and extend your knowledge, skills and judgement
Online discussion forum
Join and access our ongoing “Ask me anything” and community sharing environment
New for 2023: Live meetup on June 14
Optional in person Shush get together in Toronto to network and discuss privacy issues
The Privacy Playground
Access to our shared online space, a community environment to share resources
Email or SMS updates of all new IPC decisions and litigation relating to health privacy
Recordings of my ask-me-anything webinars
Every month I hold a 60-minute free question and answer session for privacy officers. The recordings are available exclusively to members of the Shush.
Curated content to send to your staff
Something new every month – just right to put in a newsletter, eblast or on your organizational intranet to keep staff focused on privacy
Discounts on products
Better pricing on all kinds of ancillary privacy products and training
Foundations of privacy course for your assistants and deputies
Team privacy training for your staff
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Kate is an incredibly engaging speaker whose expertise along with her understanding of the health care environment resulted in one of the best education sessions I have participated in.
Executive Director, Bethell Hospice
[My favourite thing about the Shush is] Frequency of communication, the in depth review of hot topics. It's like a jump start to work I have sitting on the corner of my desk.
2021 Shush member
After attending the sessions with Kate, I feel more confident about my role as a manager when faced with a privacy issue. I understand where our weak areas are now ... and I now have the tools to strengthen them.
Manager, Clergy Street Family Physicians
This is a hands-on, thought-provoking programme that left us inspired; feeling much more confident with many actionable take-aways that can be applied immediately!
Karen Ann Conlon
Privacy Officer, Timmins and District Hospital
My favorite thing about the Shush is the support. It is an engaged group, willing to assist and share information freely. The tone is upbeat and team oriented. I have been learning so much and as a new PO I find the content invaluable.
2021 Shush member
I learned a lot and have much more confidence in myself as a Privacy Officer.
Privacy Officer, MICS Group of Health Services
It is a fun group. You get great questions and we get a lot of great information. I like the surprises that arrive at my desk from time to time! I like that I can access archived information at a later date.
2021 Shush member
As anyone who deals with privacy knows, there is a lot to know with changes happening all the time ... Kate keeps you engaged, so you can apply [the updates] with confidence.
Patient Relations and Privacy Office, Temiskaming Hospital
Kate is truly the “rock star“ of privacy
Executive Director, Burlington Family Health Team
[My favourite thing about the Shush is] the participation in the Discussion Forum and participants sharing knowledge. Also, I appreciate Kate's input in every inquiry.
2021 Shush member
Kate’s interactive seminar is a great way to learn all about privacy - she makes it fun and easy to learn.
Marilyn Van Eyk
HR Manager, Oshawa Clinic
Kate has been integral to getting our Privacy Programme up and running in our FHT. The templates for policies make it so much easier and we don't have to reinvent the wheel.
Programme Manager, Dufferin Area Family Health Team
Critically exploring and understanding privacy can be daunting but Kate Dewhirst brings it to a new level. Kate is clear, concise, eloquent, on point using real case law with humor making the training, fun, informative and accessible to everyone.
Integrated Policy Officer, Dilico Anishinabek Family Care