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Building on the Cybersecurity Lessons From 2020

With the rapid transformation to the digital healthcare delivery model and adoption of remote-working, 2020 produced additional opportunities for cybercriminals to exploit the pandemic situation for financial gain. 

We witnessed many Canadian and international healthcare organizations suffer cybersecurity breaches. 

Putting Safety Intelligence Into Action

In this episode of Talk with HIROC, we sat down with Tracey Herlihey, head of safety intelligence at Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) in the United Kingdom, and Jennifer Jeon, human factors and patient safety lead at Sinai Health in Toronto.

We’ve Got You Covered!

Artificial Intelligence FAQ for your healthcare site with Dr. Kathryn Todd and Arun Dixit


When you think of Artificial Intelligence (AI), scenes from movies like The Terminator may come to mind – and it may be scary to imagine the idea of robots running your healthcare site. 

We Missed You in the Spring, but Caught Up With You in the Fall

We recently sat down with Lori Borovoy, Wendy Hooper and Stefano Gelmi to learn more about the IRM Clinic their team hosted.

Why does HIROC host Risk Management Clinics? 

In November HIROC hosted its seventh clinic. HIROC initially started with Integrated Risk Management (IRM) and Risk Register Clinics to assist our Subscribers’ on their IRM journey and help them refine processes. 

Human factors and the future of its impact on healthcare

On a recent Talk with HIROC episode, we spoke to Jonas Shultz, Human Factors Specialist with the Health Quality Council of Alberta, and HIROC’s Stefano Gelmi, Lead, Safety on the Risk Management team, on the intersect of patient safety and human factors. 

Checking in with Our Valued Partners at BLG

Understanding the importance of collaborating with the legal team

In our third Talk with HIROC episode, we invited Gareth Lewis, our Vice President of Claims to have a chat with one of our close colleagues, Kate Crawford from Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG). 

As a valued partner of HIROC, the team at BLG supports HIROC and its Subscribers on a number of fronts - most commonly as lead Defence counsel for Subscribers in Ontario.