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Check this page regularly to stay on top of upcoming Digital Health Canada events, webinars, and other learning and networking opportunities. Click on the event name to register or for more details. Please note that all events take place in Eastern Time unless otherwise indicated in the event description.

    • April 23, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom webinar
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    Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is a growing challenge, placing increasing strain on healthcare system resources. New and innovative approaches that leverage data and digital solutions are needed in order to tackle this complex and dynamic challenge. Join us to learn about a partnership between Alberta Health and Novartis that seeks to reimagine the approach to cardiovascular disease in the province. 

    Presented by

    Kimberley Simmonds, ADM Strategic Policy and Performance - Dr. Simmonds has a PhD in hospital epidemiology with expertise in research methodology, infectious disease epidemiology and surveillance. She has worked in a variety of healthcare settings and roles in Canada, in the private and public sector. In 2020/21 she was the analytics & modelling lead for the COVID response team in Alberta. Most recently Kim was a Senior Manager with EY’s National Health team. Kim is an adjunct professor at the University of Calgary.

    Vinna Vong, Executive Director of Patient Experience and Innovation at Novartis Canada - Vinna Vong is the Executive Director for Patient Experience and Innovation at Novartis Canada. With over 20 years of experience in the Ontario public sector and digital health space, she has worked closely with key system partners to develop and implement strategies and solutions for digital health transformation. Before joining Novartis, Vinna was a digital health leader in the Technology Transformation and National Healthcare Practice at Ernst & Young. In this role, she served as a trusted advisor to provincial governments and healthcare organizations across Canada. Her focus was on enabling a more future-focused approach to care delivery and improving health outcomes through the use of data, digital solutions, and innovative partnerships.

     

      • April 23, 2024
      • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      • Online (Zoom)
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      Digital Health Canada's CHIEF Executive Forum and Health Canada are partnering to execute a virtual National Forum on AI in Healthcare. 

      This event will raise awareness with federal, provincial, and territorial senior leaders of advancements in AI for health and offer a forum to discuss priorities for AI in health, including risks, opportunities, and safeguards for the ethical and responsible adoption and scaling of digital solutions in health.

      Part A will consist of an overview of key AI for health developments highlighting specific examples across a variety of health settings.

      Part B will host a two-part panel discussion of opportunities, risks, and safeguards for potential digital solutions. Panelists will share perspectives on adapting and scaling AI technologies in their respective jurisdictions and reflections on key takeaways from the forum.

      Keynote Speakers:

      • Roxana Sultan, Chief Data Officer and Vice President, Health, Vector Institute

      • Dr. Virginia Robinson, Medical lead for the Rural Provincial POCUS project as well as the Supercluster Ultrasound project, Rural Coordination Centre of BC

      Panel: Adoption and scaling of digital solutions in health settings

      • Karen McClure, Strategic Advisor and Board Director, DIGITAL Technology Supercluster
      • Tim Murphy, Vice President or Health, Alberta Innovates
      • Melanie de Wit, Chief Legal Officer, Unity Health
      Panel: Opportunities and barriers to advancing AI solutions provincially and territorially
      • Shannon Malovec, Executive Vice President, Provincial Digital Health & Information Services, PHSA
      • Michael Hillmer, Assistant Deputy Minister - Digital and Analytics Strategy, Ontario Health
      Moderator:
      • Elissa Strome, Executive Director of the Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, CIFAR
      • April 24, 2024
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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      ** This session is part of the Webinar Wednesday Healthcare Innovation Rounds series and has has been certified for Mainpro+® credit. **

      Join us for an insightful discussion on the challenges and opportunities faced by community physicians in today's healthcare landscape.  We'll explore the administrative burden experienced by family doctors and examine the evolving role of digital health technology in alleviating and contributing to these challenges.  We will provide an overview of government initiatives and digital tools aimed at decreasing administrative burden and increasing integration and interoperability. 

      Key Learning Objectives: 

        1. Understand the administrative burden faced by community physicians and its impact on overall satisfaction.
        2. Explore the interplay between digital health technology and community family medicine including factors to consider when implementing digital solutions. 
        3. Learn about government initiatives (ex: Ontario's Patients Before Paperwork) and innovative approaches to reduce administrative burden with a focus on patient-centred care and usability of digital products. 

          Presented by:

          Chandi Chandrasena, MD CCFP FCFP is OntarioMD’s Chief Medical Officer, providing the clinical perspective to inform digital health products and services for physicians.  She plays a key role with digital health technology, clinician engagement, change management and education, and is actively involved in  provincial and national discussions on EHR integration and data interoperability 

          With over 20 years of specialization in comprehensive family medicine, Dr. Chandrasena deeply understands the challenges of community practice. She has a special interest in physician leadership and professional accountability, advocating for a robust primary care and focusing on end-users to alleviate inadvertent technological burdens.  Dr. Chandrasena has contributed to  numerous national and provincial conferences, webinars, and discussions on digital technology, burnout, and administrative burden.  

          Dr. Clare Liddy is the Digital Clinical Lead for Ontario Health, co-leading thPatients before Paperwork initiative, which focuses on leveraging digital health solutions to reduce the administrative burden on health care providers, modernize the inter-system communication and enhance health system coordination in Ontario. Additionally, she is the Chair and Full Professor at the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Senior Investigator at the C.T. Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre, Bruyère Research Institute, and a practicing family physician.

          Dr. Liddy is the co-founder of the award-winning Champlain eConsult BASE™ service, based in Ottawa, which is recognized internationally as an evidence-based approach to electronic consultations between clinicians. In 2018, the Ontario Ministry of Health funded the program making it available province wide. To date, the Ontario eConsult Program has facilitated timely access to specialist advice for over 500,000 patients.

          Dr. Liddy’s research has resulted in over 200 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 470 conference presentations. Through her program of research, Dr. Liddy has acquired over $37 million of peer-reviewed grant funding, including $12.2 million as a Principal Investigator. Her work has improved access to and quality of care for many underserved and vulnerable populations in both urban and rural communities, including patients with frailty, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, and long-term care residents

          Earn One Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for attending this webinar. Content from the webinar aligns with Core Health Informatics Topics: The Canadian Healthcare System, Information Technology, Analysis and Evaluation

          Webinar Wednesday attendance is one of the benefits of Digital Health Canada Membership. Not a member yet? Join Digital Health Canada to enjoy Webinar Wednesdays and other benefits of membership. 

          • May 01, 2024
          • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
          • Zoom
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          A digital front door platform developed by a large mental health hospital is a single point-of-entry for patients and families to engage in their mental health journey. This presentation will highlight key platform functions, report preliminary results, and share reflections on the collaborative relationship between the hospital and platform vendor.

            Presented by:

            Navi Boparai is currently Senior Project Manager at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She oversaw the development and execution of the organization's digital health strategy including clinical implementation of digital products. She is now leading the execution of CAMH’s next strategic plan. She also provides independent consulting services in the areas of research, strategy and policy development to global clients. 

            Kristy Munroe is the VP of Clinical Implementations at Verto where she leads large scale initiatives with industry, hospital, and home community care organizations. She has experience with diverse implementation approaches and has a focus in change management, quality improvement, clinical adoption and digital innovation. Kristy has guided clients through large scale solution implementation and scaling, digital transformation and supported strategic system level change. Kristy is a faculty member in the University of Toronto Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and holds a Master of Health Informatics degree from the University of Toronto.

            Brian Lo is a Senior IM/IT Business Analyst and PhD Candidate in Information Management Group at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Brian leads a number of collaborative initiatives aimed at supporting clinicians with effective use and uptake of digital health tools in clinical care practice.


            Earn One Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for attending this webinar. Content from the webinar aligns with Core Health Informatics Topics: The Canadian Healthcare System, Information Technology, Analysis and Evaluation

            Webinar Wednesday attendance is one of the benefits of Digital Health Canada Membership. Not a member yet? Join Digital Health Canada to enjoy Webinar Wednesdays and other benefits of membership. 

            • May 28, 2024
            • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
            • The Kent
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            The CHIEF Executive Forum 2024 Spring Symposium experience will kick off with a networking reception after the close of e-Health 2024 Conference and Tradeshow.

            Continue the conversations started at e-Health with a small group of industry leaders and decision-makers at the May 28 reception and the May 29 Symposium.

            Stay over until May 30 for the return of the popular health-delivery organization site visits. Separate registration is required for each event.

            1. May 28 Spring Symposium 2024 Reception
            2. May 29 Spring Symposium 2024
            3. May 30 Spring Symposium 2024 Site Visits (registration opening in 2024)
            • May 29, 2024
            • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
            • The Kent
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            Join us for this knowledge-sharing, learning, and networking event with public and private sector digital health leaders from across Canada. Reserve your seat at the table where important digital health conversations happen. All CHIEF Executive Forum members are invited to attend.

            The CHIEF Executive Forum 2024 Spring Symposium experience will kick off with a networking reception after the close of e-Health 2024 Conference and Tradeshow.

            Continue the conversations started at e-Health with a small group of industry leaders and decision-makers at the May 28 reception and the May 29 Symposium.

            Stay over until May 30 for the return of the popular health-delivery organization site visits. Separate registration is required for each event.

            Links to other Spring Symposium-related events:

            1. May 28 Spring Symposium 2024 Reception
            2. May 29 Spring Symposium 2024
            3. May 30 Spring Symposium 2024 Site Visits (registration opening in 2024)
            • May 30, 2024
            • (PDT)
            • Various
            • 8
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            On Wednesday, May 30, registered attendees will visit the Provincial Health Services Authority's Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health and Addiction at 9am PT, followed by a visit to Providence Health Care's New St. Paul's Hospital Project at 12:15 PT. 

            Space is limited to one attendee per organization.

            Links to other Spring Symposium-related events:

            1. May 28 Spring Symposium 2024 Reception
            2. May 29 Spring Symposium 2024
            3. May 30 Spring Symposium 2024 Site Visits