Experiential learning is the art of immersing the learning in a hands-on learning environment that leverages workshops, customized use cases, and other techniques such as role-playing, and group discussion to ensure that material is not just seen or observed, which is easily forgotten – but experienced.
Cognaissance’ customized learning offerings focus on providing a well-rounded package for the learner including pre-requisite reading, full-immersion seminars, homework, and tiered follow-up surveys and other methods for ensure that learners are able to integrate core concepts into their daily work upon returning from the session.


Cognaissance has provided customized learning offerings on the following topics to clients across Canada and the United States:

  • Introduction to privacy for small, medium or large business owners and your obligations under national and regional laws
  • Introduction to healthcare privacy for healthcare providers
  • Chief Privacy Officer: You’ve been assigned a new role, now what? (Including tools and templates)
  • Healthcare Privacy implications for community care organizations, including Mental Health, Addictions, and Long-Term Care (including tools and templates)
  • Intro to Privacy by Design


  • IT Security 101
  • Health IT Security 101
  • Intro to Privacy and Security by Design

Risk Management / Disaster Recovery

  • Privacy Risk Management: Performing Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs) and managing privacy risk,
  • Security Risk Management: Performing Threat Risk Assessments (TRAs) and managing security risk
  • Project Risk Management: How to communicate and manage risk effectively to deliver projects on time and on budget
  • Enterprise Risk Management: How to manage risks across an organization
  • Disaster Recovery planning / Emergency Preparedness
  • Business Continuity planning

Health IT Standards

  • Health IT Standards 101: Alphabet soup and when do I need them?
  • Procurement of Health IT Standards compliant products
  • Achieving Interoperability: Implementing Health IT Standards
  • Introduction to IHE profiles and Document Sharing

Health IT specializations of numerous programs

  • Managing IT projects in the Healthcare domain
  • Health IT consensus building: Challenges and motivators in Health IT

General team building and skill development

  • Presentation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Facilitation Training
  • Team-building Workshops

Health IT

Cognaissance has been focused solely on providing services in support of Healthcare Information Technology implementations since 2003. This dedication to the healthcare field results in critical insights into the way technology must be planned and managed in order to support priorities that are unique to healthcare, i.e.: providing the best care possible for the patient.

Our Mission

Cognaissance’s mission is to provide world class expertise in:

  • Health Informatics Standards
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Risk Management
  • Research and facilitation

To Healthcare Providers, Governments and NGOs and Health IT Vendors across the globe.

What do we do?

Cognaissance offers an array of professional consulting services; from product inception to hospital integration. You can focus our health information technology expertise towards your specific solution or problem, including:

  • Enabling regional and national projects looking for practical leadership in facilitating the analysis of specific interoperability use cases, and match the use cases with most appropriate interoperability standards and profiles.
  • Development of Privacy and Security policies and procedures in healthcare product development and supporting tools to integrate “Privacy and Security by Design”.
  • Provide research, mentoring and training in developing HIT, security and privacy expertise within organizations managing projects and products.