In 2007, our founder, a pediatric radiologist, needed to share sensitive patient diagnostic imagery with experts around the world. The only way to do that in compliance with patient confidentiality regulations was to burn the image data to a DVD and put it in the mail. His patients needed answers faster than that.
So Secure-Mail, the privacy compliant email service that supports large file transfer, was born.
Co-Founder and CEO Rohit Joshi was brought onboard for his expertise in regulatory compliance and the law. Under his leadership Secure-Mail launched in 2009 and quickly grew to support over 20,000 healthcare practices across North America and beyond.
Secure-Mail eliminates the need for fax machines and mail as well as much of the phone communications in clinics and protects your clinic from cyber attacks like ransomware at the same time. Practice staff are more efficient and clinicians can better engage patients for greater effectiveness and increased access. The cost of providing care goes down, while patient retention and health outcome measures go up.
Secure-Mail stands out from other compliant information sharing services because as a subscriber you can invite anyone to exchange patient data with you, copy multiple recipients on a message or thread, and include any clinician, clinic, patient, or caregiver.
Developing Brightsquid Secure-Mail to answer the toughest privacy regulations in the world has required a deep understanding of what’s required for your practice to be compliant. Brightsquid has collected a team of experts in healthcare privacy compliance to consult with your practice and esure you’re taking the reasonable measure required to maintain the confidentiality of patient information.
With well over 1500 Privacy Impact Assessments (PIA) completed for clinics around the world, Brightsquid is well equipped to consult on privacy compliance for your clinic.
A large part of our compliance consultancy revolves around blocking ransomware and keeping out cyber crime. Working with your IT support, we create strong, privacy compliant cyber security to protect your practice against the threats of data breach.
Co-Founder & CEO
Rohit’s career as a senior executive spans more than 20 years with life science and technology companies in the USA and Canada. In that time he has repeatedly developed and executed business strategy to create scalable processes and exceed targets. Rohit’s legal background includes the use of technology for compliant communications.
Chris brings over 20 years of project and product management to his role developing and implementing strategy. Serving in many senior roles, Chris has proven expertise in business model development and operational optimization. From 2009 to 2014, Chris managed patient data migration and clinical change management while implementing cloud-based Electronic Medical Record solutions across Alberta.
Jason brings a track record of strong results in senior financial positions at successful software and computer hardware companies. Formerly President of CoolIT Systems, a global leader in IT asset optimization and management, Jason’s experience and knowledge around international business development has helped Brightsquid expand more rapidly into new markets.
Mark Maier is co-founder and Chairman of Brightsquid, and is also Chairman of OpenHealth, a partnership of manufacturers and distributors of restorative dental products and solutions. Mark serves as President and CEO at the Aurum Group (aurumgroup.com), and President, North America, of Core 3d Centres (core3dcentres.com).
Charlie Fischer, one of Calgary’s best known and admired corporate leaders,served a successful career in the oil and gas industry, retiring as CEO of Nexen in 2008. He is Co-chair and founding member of IMAGINE Citizens Collaborating for Health. In 2018 Charlie was appointed to the Order of Canada along with his wife “for their generosity and their commitment to improving the quality of life for people in their community.”
Dr. Ewan Affleck
Dr. Affleck is a digital health information systems expert who pioneered the implementation of a single electronic medical record system in the Northwest Territories where he served as Chief Medical Information Officer. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Medical Association, is a faculty member for the University of Calgary, and was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2013 for his contribution to healthcare.
Stephen Burns' diverse law practice includes a focus on information law, including privacy, technology, software, cyber-security, and confidentiality. As the co-head of the Innovation, Technology & Branding Group at Bennet Jones, Stephen regularly lectures on these specialized topics, and often appears before Canada's various Information and Privacy Commissioners.