March 7, 2017
  • 1:00 PM
    Workshop A: Security
    Update Your Security Protocols to Protect your Patients’ Privacy
    Jeremy Theal
    CMIO, North York General Hospital

    With the steep increase of ransomware and malware attacks,
    mHealth security faces new challenges. Determine what you
    can do to upgrade your existing security policies and protocols.
    Create a roadmap to:

    • Identify your vulnerability to ransomware
    • Better assess your devices’ security features
    • Work with app developers to improve the security of your apps
    • Promote cybersecurity best practice among your personnel
    • Develop your BYOD policy

    Prevent data breaches to preserve the privacy of your patients.

  • 1:00 PM
    Workshop B: Interoperability
    Simplify Your Infrastructure to Increase Your App’s Cost-efficiency
    Richard Tam
    Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, McKenzie Health

    There is now more than 40,000 health-related apps in the market and thousands of devices. With the number of mHealth apps exploding, an efficient app eco-system is crucial. Optimize your app’s interoperability to ensure quality of care. Develop a blueprint to:

    • Align your implementations with your provincial eHealth strategies
    • Scale up your standardization policies
    • Develop your mechanism to screen the apps market
    • Assess your policy environment

    Bolster your systems’ interoperability to reduce costs and improve care.

March 7, 2017
March 8, 2017
  • 8:45 AM
    Opening Comments From the Chair
  • 8:00 AM
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM
    Keynote Address: mHealth 5 Years From Now
    Manage Long-term Costs with Long-lasting mHealth Technology
    John Mattison
    CMIO, Kaiser Permanente

    The fast evolution of mHealth devices means a constant threat of an app’s obsolescence. Adapt the interface of your apps to reduce replacement costs. Gain insights to

    • Anticipate changes ahead of time
    • Reduce your costs when updating interfaces to new devices
    • Optimize your old technologies

    Plan technological changes to integrate long-lasting mHealth solutions and lower costs.

  • 9:30 AM
    Twitter Panel: New Projects
    Plan Your Innovative mHealth Pilot to Achieve Success and Improve Care
    Matthew Bromwich
    Chief Technology Officer, Clearwater Clinical
    Mark Iantorno
    Developer – Personal Health Information Technology, University Health Network

    Many mHealth initiatives fail to pass the trial stage or to meet patients’ expectations. Develop your project design to attain your goals and deliver better care. Take away specific solutions to:

    • Develop partnerships with your key stakeholders
    • Identify skill gaps while designing your project
    • Increase the scalability of your mHealth solutions

    Ensure the success of your mHealth projects to answer your patients’ demands.

  • 10:15 AM
    Spotlight: Cloud Solutions
    Develop Cloud Solutions to Improve Your Remote Care Quality and Data Security

    The convergence of cloud and mobile technology is speeding up. Take advantage of mobile and cloud technology to advance your computing architecture. Create an action plan to:

    • Evaluate your opportunities
    • Plan your development, deployment and updates
    • Strengthen your security

    Enhance your mobile devices with cloud solutions to provide better care remotely.

  • 10:30 AM
    Speed Networking
  • 10:45 AM
    Mid-morning Networking Break

    Interact with conference speakers and fellow attendees. Secure important new business contacts and talk about crucial developments in your field.

  • Hospital Care
    • 11:15 AM
      Case Study: mHealth Wireless Mobile
      Reduce Medication Errors to Prevent Life-threatening Complications for Your Patients
      Jeremy Theal
      CMIO, North York General Hospital

      It’s estimated that clinical miscues cause 23,000 deaths annually in Canada. Reduce the number of medication errors in your hospital with medication scans. Take back to your office tips to:

      • Train your personnel
      • Test and select devices with your staff
      • Ensure the accuracy of your medication orders

      Prevent adverse drug events in your hospitals.

    • 11:45 AM
      Spotlight: Large Changes
      Scale Your mHealth Implementations to Reduce Costs from Overlapping Services

      Patients want information on their health regardless of where it lies. Develop a cross-system mHealth strategy to reduce overlaps and costs. Gather strategies to:

      • Identify silos in your organization
      • Develop scalable architecture for your system
      • Engage your stakeholders in the process

      Advance coherent digital transformation to improve care in each of your departments.

    Community Care
    • 11:15 AM
      Case Study: Diagnosis
      Increase Remote Early Detection to Improve Your Patient Outcome

      Early diagnosis can increase the patient’s chance of survival. Implement your remote diagnosis solutions to detect illness in the benign stages. Master an action plan to:

      • Find or develop devices for your remote care./li>
      • Train your personnel to use new devices
      • Increase availability of remote diagnosis

      Deploy your early diagnosis solutions to ensure better treatments.

    • 11:45 AM
      Spotlight: e-prescribing
      Adopt an e-prescription System to Enhance Your Patients’ Safe Access to Medication

      E-prescribing is making its way to Canada. Minimize prescription errors by adopting new e-prescribing systems. Gain practical insights to:

      • Monitor your controlled substance prescriptions
      • Reduce underuse of medications
      • Enhance safe access to your patients’ prescriptions historic

      Streamline the prescription process while improving the medications monitoring of your patients.

  • 12:00 PM
    Networking Luncheon

    Join the conference speakers and your peers for a relaxing luncheon.

  • 1:15 PM
    Spotlight: Integration Engine
    Boost the Performance of Your Devices to Scale up Your Care

    In a complex app eco-system, your integration engine is the key to interoperability. Upgrade your platform to provide reliable and cost-efficient tools to your personnel. Develop guidance to:

    • Contract out the tele-monitoring and telecare services
    • Tap into existing corporate technology platforms in your architecture
    • Plan your integration of upcoming wearable devices
    • Strengthen your integration engine to enable more cost-efficient mHealth solutions.

  • Hospital Care
    • 1:30 PM
      Case Study: Mobile PHR
      Streamline Administrative Processes to Simplify Your Patients’ Access to Care
      Sarina Cheng
      Director Information and Telecommunication Services & eHealth Strategies, Sunnybrook Hospital

      Only 15% of Canadians reported doing health-related activity online. Develop a plan to empower your patients and improve online availability to care. Source intelligence to:

      • Create your online platform for your patients
      • Allow your patients to access their medical results online
      • Navigate the regulatory and policy frameworks in your province

      Help your patient to better manage their health with enhanced information channels.

    • 2:00 PM
      Interactive: HIMSS stages
      Reach HIMSS Stage 6 to Optimize Operational Efficiency in Your Hospital
      Rodney Burns
      CIO, Association of Ontario Health Centres

      Increasing connectivity within your hospital can significantly reduce costs. Bolster your flow of information to gain in productivity. Bring back to your office strategies to:

      • Improve your patients’ safety indicators
      • Increase quality of care across your hospital
      • Reduce adverse drug effects

      Guide your organization towards best digital health standards.

    Community Care
    • 1:30 PM
      Case Study: Telehealth
      Expand Your Telehealth Network to Ensure Quality Care Across Your Province
      Eyrin Tedesco
      Director Clinical eHealth Initiatives, First Nations Health Authority

      Telehealth expansion can bring specialized care from the city to remote areas. Streamline your telehealth expansion to gain efficiency and increase service in remote areas. Create a roadmap to:

      • Engage with your stakeholders and community
      • Adapt the workflows of your physicians
      • Deploy devices and train your personnel

      Provide access to quality and care across your region.

    • 2:00 PM
      Interactive: Wearable Sensing Technology
      Advance Your Post-surgery Care with Wearable Monitoring Systems

      New sensing technologies allow physicians to follow patients’ conditions in real-time. Upgrade your monitoring technology to speed up preventive or emergency responses. Master success factors to:

      • Streamline your analysis of data
      • Ensure 24-hour availability of a physician for your patient
      • Ensure the privacy of data and security of your devices

      Adopt wearable sensing devices to better monitor your patients after surgery.

  • 2:45 PM
    Mid-afternoon Networking Break

    Interact with conference speakers and fellow attendees.

  • 3:15 PM
    Industry Expert: BYOD Security
    Secure Your Data to Avert Threats and Breaches in Your Institution

    Security is vital for successful Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) strategies. Avert data breaches from unsecure personal devices to enhance your privacy policy. Source strategies to:

    • Secure data as close to the source as possible through MDM and MAM
    • Protect your devices with app approval methods
    • Manage the costs of security and establish your mobile governance

    Thwart security risks with effective tools and strategies to protect your patients’ privacy.

  • 3:45 PM
    Keynote: mHealth by Text
    Improve Patient Communication by Optimizing Simple Technology such as Texting
    Alain Labrique
    Chair of the Centre of Global Health, John Hopkins Hospital

    International initiatives provide many examples of great results with simple technologies. Capitalize current mHealth technology to ensure remote care in any situation. Create a roadmap to:

    • Advance your communication through texting
    • Improve your interactive voice response system
    • Adapt innovation to Canadian healthcare policies

    Adapt cost-efficient mHealth technology to enhance communication with your patients.

  • 4:15 PM

    The afternoon will wrap up with a discussion on what to start, what to stop and what to continue doing in your organization

  • 4:30 PM
    Conference Adjourns to Day Two
March 8, 2017
March 9, 2017
  • 7:30 AM
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM
    Opening Comments From the Chair
  • 9:15 AM
    Industry Expert: User Experience
    Polish Your App’s Interface to Enhance Patient Experience

    Offering easy-user interfaces can incentivize patients to provide more information and increase engagement. Adopt user-friendly apps and devices to provide your patients with the best experience. Gain insights to:

    • Develop your multi-disciplinary strategy to user experience
    • Invite your patients to provide all relevant information
    • React to patients’ feedback to improve your apps

    Encourage your patients’ involvement with smooth mobile interfaces.

  • 9:45 AM
    Twitter Panel: Privacy
    Go Beyond Compliance to Safeguard Your Patient Privacy
    Raj Sewda
    Chief Nursing Executive & Chief Privacy Officer, Runnymede Healthcare Centre
    Ann Cavoukian
    Executive Director Privacy and Big Data Institute, Ryerson University
    Mary Gavel
    e-Health Privacy Specialist, HITS eHealth Office, Hamilton Health Sciences

    In addition to legal consequences, privacy breaches can impact your reputation. Strengthen your privacy framework to ensure your patients’ ethical treatments. Take away solutions to:

    • Identify your gaps based on regulations and best standards
    • Streamline your security assessment
    • Enhance your personnel’s education on privacy issues

    Achieve best practice privacy standards to protect your patients’ data.

  • 10:30 AM
    Mid-morning Networking Break

    Interact with conference speakers and fellow attendees.

  • 11:00 AM
    Spotlight: IoT
    Bolster Your Ability to Gather Data to Reduce Clinical Trial Errors

    IoT technologies can mitigate the influence of environmental factors on your clinical trials. Improve the validity of your clinical research to develop better treatments. Master an action plan to:

    • Monitor compliance of your control groups with treatments
    • Ensure the safety of your subjects in all time
    • Reduce missing and erroneous information in your data collection

    Give mobility to your subjects while ensuring the validity of your treatments.

  • Strategy & Operation
    • 11:15 AM
      Case Study: EMR Transformation
      Build your Infrastructure to Boost Connectivity and Reduce Costs
      Didier Godot
      Chef du service infrastructure TI (CIO), CIUSSS de l'Est-de-l'île-de-Montréal

      The merger of the Medical University Health Centres created large infrastructure transformations in Quebec. Connect different IT systems to achieve a cost-efficient infrastructure for your mobile devices. Create a blueprint to:

      • Assess gaps between EMR systems
      • Ensure continuous interoperability of your devices and records
      • Provide your patients with secure access to their records

      Advance your infrastructure transformation to gain efficiency and minimize costs.

    • 11:45 AM
      Case Study: Technology Adoption
      Gain in Efficiency by Helping Your Staff Through IT Transitions

      Quebec’s healthcare personnel had to go through an overarching IT transformation in the past 3 years. Ensure your personnel’s adaptation to new infrastructure for mobile technology and enhance operations. Take back to your office strategies to:

      • Smooth the reluctance of your older physicians
      • Ensure a steady internet connection in all your facilities
      • Harmonize the use of devices and apps across your hospital

      Streamline the integration of new mobile infrastructures among your personnel.

    • 12:15 PM
      Case Study: Avoiding Silos
      Harmonize Your mHealth Initiatives to Avoid Silos and Gain Efficiency throughout Your Institution

      Departments tend to assess the success of mHealth initiatives with their own metrics. Develop your innovation unit to monitor new projects and boost efficiency across your institution. Develop guidance to:

      • Know your targeted audience for each app
      • Assess interoperability with your current technology
      • Ensure your compliance with regulations and policies

      Avoid silos and optimize your operational-efficiency.

    Clinical Cares
    • 11:15 AM
      Case Study: Self-care Tools
      Give Your Patients Tools to Self-manage their Chronic Conditions and Improve Care
      Chakameh Shafii
      CEO, TranQool e-counselling

      Regular medical visits to monitor chronic diseases can become a strain for patients. Provide new devices to your patients and improve their treatments. Create a roadmap to:

      • Recommend best DIY apps to your patients
      • Adapt your apps to ages, gender and life-style
      • Reassess your timeline for clinical follow up

      Give your patients the tools to independently manage their conditions

    • 11:45 AM
      Case Study : Gamification
      Support Your Patients in Their Rehabilitation to Strengthen Treatments
      Sylvain Roy
      President-Elect, Ontario Psychological Association

      Gamification can help patients to improve their attitude towards treatments. Foster changes in your patients’ behaviours to improve their health. Take away best practices to:

      • Adapt gamification to your patients’ demographic
      • Increase involvement during your patients’ treatments
      • Track the result of the treatments you recommend

      Influence healthier habits to improve the quality of care.

    • 12:15 PM
      Case Study: Patient Inclusion
      Advance Patient Engagement to Enhance Quality of Care

      Patient inclusion is integral towards quality of care. Engage your patients in their treatments to improve patient outcomes. Amplify your efforts to:

      • Upgrade your interfaces
      • Increase your exchanges of health information
      • Progress in the gamification of your apps

      Implement key activities to involve your patients and deliver better care.

  • 12:45 PM
    Networking Luncheon
  • 1:45 PM
    Spotlight: Predictive Care
    Advance Your Early Signs Detections to Enhance Your Preventive Care

    Detecting high-risk conditions can help you to provide care before it’s too late. Improve patient outcomes by preventing health conditions from deteriorating. Gain practical insights to:

    • Bolster your risk analysis
    • Ensure the privacy of your diagnosis and communication
    • Gain your patients’ involvement in the process

    Increase your proactive cares to minimize costly emergency intervention.

  • 2:00 PM
    Telehealth Innovation
    Improve Patient Communication with Upcoming Teleheath Technologies
    Dr. Edward Brown
    President & CEO, Ontario Telemedicine Network

    Telehealth technology continues to evolve despite existing for a few decades already. Optimize your use of telehealth to achieve a seamless remote care service. Source ideas to:

    • Advance your use of mobile devices in telehealth
    • Ensure your compliance to provincial policy
    • Create a collaborative network of physicians outside your organization

    Advance your telehealth solutions to deliver better remote care.

  • 2:45 PM
    Mid-afternoon Networking Break

    Interact with conference speakers and fellow attendees.

  • 3:15 PM
    Case Study: Funding Projects
    Secure Funding to Complete Your Projects and Deliver Better Care
    Michael McGillion
    Principal Investigator, Endowed Chair, Cardiovascular Nursing Research

    Despite the patients’ demand, low funding limits the development of new mHealth solutions. Ensure the financial sustainability of your projects to provide enhanced treatment. Gain insight to:

    • Develop partnerships with your key stakeholders
    • Identify your goals and success metrics
    • Increase the scalability of your mHealth solutions

    Ensure the financial success of your mHealth projects to answer your patients’ demand

  • 3:45 PM
    Case Study: Implementation of Apps
    Work with App Developers to Deliver Targeted Care
    Syed Sibte Raza Abidi
    Director of Health Informatics, Dalhousie University

    Developers can provide the expertise to improve the efficiency of your apps. Collaborate with innovative app developers to deliver cost-efficient and targeted care. Develop a blueprint to:

    • Plan your hospital’s priority for new mHealth solutions
    • Identify your needs to outsource
    • Channel your resources and expertise during the development stage

    Gather expertise to answer your patients’ needs

  • 8:45 AM
    Keynote: Robot Remote Care
    Improve Physicians’ Availability with New Robot Technologies

    Doctor in a box is only one example of new robot solutions in mHealth. Explore robotic solutions to extend the availability of your health services. Gather strategies to:

    • Upgrade your virtual appointment in remote clinics
    • Increase doctors’ availability for your ambulatory care
    • Perfect pre-surgery planning in your ICU (Intensive Care Unit)

    Adopt cutting-edge solutions to increase your outreach and quality of care.

  • 4:15 PM
    Conference Adjourns
March 9, 2017