Protecting patient information at scale: COVID-19 data in South Africa
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About The Event
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a complex challenge for health systems, including for cyber security. Darryl G Vine (CEO and Medical Director, Intelligent Medical Systems) and Kwadzanai Majaji (IT Manager, Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital) will present a case study from South Africa outlining key considerations in protecting Covid-19 patient information at scale; and lessons learned from providing the secure data transmission of Covid-19 laboratory results on behalf of the Department Of Health in South Africa.
Darryl G Vine, CEO and Medical Director, Intelligent Medical Systems
Dr Darryl Vine’s lifetime passion has been the development of systems that improve clinical efficiency and patient safety. In 1995, concerned that confidential HIV results were being transmitted via unencrypted email he developed the first secure hub dedicated to medical messaging and the transmission of laboratory results. On the back of that success was invited to present a cybersecurity lecture to the American College of Family Practitioners in Dallas in 2008.
Most recently Darryl has been intimately involved in the secure transmission of all the Covid-19 lab results on behalf of the Department Of Health in South Africa in his role as CEO and Medical Director of Intelligent Medical Systems.
Kwadzanai Majaji, IT Manager, Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital
Kwadzi has over 12 years of experience working in the Information Communications and Technologies sector having worked and led IT departments for organizations in the healthcare, banking, retail, engineering, education, government, transport and logistics sectors. His experience has also seen him consult in the private sector.
Kwadzi holds a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe, Postgraduate Diploma in Project Management from Mancosa, Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification as well as other certifications in IT security management, IT Architecture, Cloud Computing, Project and Service Management, IT Networking and Security.