Formulate a strategy to enhance patient communication, expedite diagnosis and improve clinical outcomes.
mHealth technology is moving at a fast pace and patients are demanding access to much more of their information from healthcare providers.
Patient portals are increasingly becoming an easier way to implement patient-centred care, along with apps and wearable devices. Are you up to date with current trends?
Develop the strategies you need to implement interoperable systems to assist in managing patient communications, EMRs, and promote evidence-based treatment.
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Dr. Tepper is a family physician and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Health Quality Ontario (HQO).
Previously, Dr. Tepper served as the first Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Health Human Resources Strategy Division. He was also the inaugural Vice President of Education at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, a senior medical officer for Health Canada, an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES), and a research consultant for the Canadian Institute of Health Information (CIHI).
Dr. Tepper has a degree in Public Policy from Duke University, a Masters of Public Health from Harvard, and an MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business
Altaf Stationwala was appointed President and CEO of Mackenzie Health in 2010. Under his leadership, Mackenzie Health received Accreditation with Exemplary Standing in 2013 as well as numerous awards for its commitment to safety and quality patient care, and approval to build the organization’s second hospital – Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital – to be completed in 2019. In June 2015, Altaf established the Mackenzie Innovation Institute, which includes the first-in-Canada Innovation Unit initiative. Prior to joining Mackenzie Health, Altaf held the positions of Senior Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at Mount Sinai Hospital, Site Executive - Brampton Civic Hospital and Vice President, Patient Services at the William Osler Health Centre.
In 2007, Altaf was presented with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives Canada's Outstanding Young Health Executive of the Year Award for his demonstrated leadership in improving the effectiveness and sustainability of the country's health system. He has a diverse educational background with undergraduate degrees in Economics, Geography and Business Administration, as well as a Masters in Health Administration. Altaf is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and is also a surveyor with Accreditation Canada.
Margaret Melanson is the Vice President, Quality and Patient Centred Care for Horizon Health Network. She is responsible for the full file on implementing a sustainable approach, Horizon-wide, to patient-centredness as well as Patient Advocacy, Patient Safety, Infection Control and Prevention, Privacy, Quality, Risk Management and Official Languages. Margaret was the former Executive Director for Saint John Area with responsibility for clinical service delivery within acute care among other responsibilities. She has also led a number of Clinical Networks across all Horizon Health Network since its inception including the surgery, oncology, critical care, cardiac, nephrology, breast health and medical device reprocessing programs. Margaret has extensive clinical and administrative experience in the health-care sector, having previously served as Vice President of Clinical and Facility Support Services for the Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation. She has also held the management portfolios of Administrative Director of Therapeutic Services and Administrative Director of Rehabilitation for the Atlantic Health Sciences Corporation. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Dalhousie University as well as an Executive Master of Business Administration.
Dr. Bhatla joined the Royal Ottawa Hospital in 1992. He currently holds the position of Chief of Psychiatry and Chief-of-Staff of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group. He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa and a Vice-Chairperson of the Consent and Capacity Board of Ontario. In addition to expertise in concurrent disorders, Dr. Bhatla has an interest in psychiatric ethics and is a member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal of Ethics in Mental Health.
Dr. Bhatla is part of the telemedicine team at the Royal and was recognized as the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) telemedicine champion for the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) in 2015.
Dr. Bhatla received his BA with Honours from Harvard University in 1982. He obtained his MD from McGill University in 1987 and was awarded the Mona Bronfman Sheckman Award for the highest standing in psychiatry. He completed his Residency Training in Psychiatry and Fellowship in Addictions at New York Medical College where he received the Mead Johnson Award in Psychiatry.
Dr. Thodoros Topaloglou joined RVHS in 2009 after 14 years in bioinformatics industry and academia. He oversees all information management and technology-related functions, including technology infrastructure, health records, clinical and business systems, privacy and day-to-day IT operations. He also currently holds adjunct professor appointments in the departments of Computer Science and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Topaloglou is a computer scientist by training with experience in multiple industries. He earned his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto in 1996, where he also served as Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering from 2005 to 2008. He served as Chief Information Officer and Sr. Vice President of Scientific Computing at MDS Proteomics, a Canadian discovery and protein analysis services company. Prior to MDS Proteomics, he held senior roles in the biotech industry in the U.S., including GeneLogic, Incyte Genomics and Affymetrix, and played a lead role in the development of GeneExpress, Genelogic’s pioneering gene expression information product licensed by leading pharmaceutical and drug discovery organizations worldwide. Thodoros’ passion is to solve business problems using data and he maintains up-to-date technical knowledge as a data scientist through his involvement in research, teaching and hands-on work.
Emily Seto is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She is the Academic Director for the Masters of Health Informatics Program and the lead for health informatics within the Health Services Research Program at the Institute. She is also an affiliated researcher at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network and the TECHNA Institute, University Health Network/University of Toronto.
Her research interests include the development, evaluation, and sustained implementation of mobile healthcare technology to facilitate patient self-care and clinical decision support for chronic disease management. She has 15 years of experience researching in the field of health informatics, including designing, conducting, and managing research studies using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods. She has also expertise and has worked many years in the areas of healthcare human factors and medical imaging.
Prof. Chen is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems, with a cross appointment in the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science at the University of Waterloo. She specializes in health systems interoperability and integrations. Prior to her appointment at the University of Waterloo, she was a senior researcher at Agfa Healthcare and Agfa’s representative at World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) working groups. She is the principle investigator for a number of large scale health informatics research projects that apply the emerging information and wearable sensor technology in healthcare domain. These projects include “Radiation Exposure Monitoring” and “Muti Organ Transplant IT Transformation Program”. Her research team was the recipient of the “Digital Health Innovation Award” presented by Canada Health Infoway at eHealth 2015 conference.