Holiday Inn Toronto Airport, Toronto, ON

Wednesday March 8th &
Thursday March 9th 2017

2016 Program

January 26, 2016
  • 7:30 AM
    Registration and Continental Breakfast

    Breakfast Sponsor:

  • 8:15 AM
    Opening Comments From the Chair
    Emily Seto
    PhD, PEng, Assistant Professor, IHPME, University of Toronto
    Affiliated Researcher, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, UHN
    Affiliated Faculty, Techna Institute, UHN/UofT, Toronto, ON
  • 8:30 AM
    Keynote Address
    Future of mHealth Innovation in Enhancing Patient Care
    Emily Seto
    PhD, PEng, Assistant Professor, IHPME, University of Toronto
    Affiliated Researcher, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, UHN
    Affiliated Faculty, Techna Institute, UHN/UofT, Toronto, ON

    mHealth is a positive disruptive innovation, transforming healthcare from hospital to home. Learn how you can take advantage of the current landscape and future opportunities of mHealth for patient care. Gain insights into:

    • Current innovations and research in this field
    • Future trends of mHealth for patient care
    • Barriers and enablers to operationalizing mHealth advancements

    Take advantage of mHealth innovation to drive quality care.

  • 9:15 AM
    Case Study: Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
    mHealth for Home Care to Expand Resources and Reduce Costs
    Trina Diner
    Manager, Palliative Care and Telemedicine, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

    The TBRHSC has implemented a number of initiatives designed to access and manage the care of patients in Northern Ontario. Understand how you can use tablets to improve the clinician-patient relationship. Source best practices to:

    • Connect with counsellors using tablets
    • Allow doctors to see more patients
    • Maintain patient care with updated infrastructure

    Incorporate technology to manage healthcare with limited resources.

  • 10:00 AM
    Industry Expert: ESET North America
    Vital Ingredients: Privacy and Security in mHealth Projects to Protect Patients
    Stephen Cobb
    Senior Security Researcher, ESET North America

    The tremendous potential for mHealth to transform patient care will be negatively impacted if privacy and security issues arise in mHealth projects. Possible negative impacts include low adoption rates, huge unbudgeted costs and legal sanctions. Learn how you can develop strategies to avoid these potential challenges. Source how to:

    • Develop practical approaches to embedding privacy and security in mHealth project design
    • Use selling approaches to stakeholders
    • Protect your patient’s privacy

    Take away tools to secure your patient information and data.

  • 10:30 AM
    Mid-Morning Networking Break

    Interact with conference speakers and fellow attendees. Secure important new business contacts and talk about challenges and developments in mobile healthcare.

  • 11:00 AM
    Case Study: Winnipeg Code STEMI Project
    Enhancing Care through Digital Transmission
    Dr. Rob Grierson
    Medical Director, Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service

    The Code STEMI program has been adopted across Canada to provide faster treatment to patients experiencing heart attacks. It enables paramedics to administer an electrocardiogram (ECG) and diagnose a potential heart attack at the person’s home or on the way to the hospital. Draw key lessons from its implementation in the Winnipeg context. Source insights on:

    • Leveraging digital transmission of EKG to coordinate communication, rapid identification and appropriate transfer
    • Overcoming barriers to training, data security and quality assurance
    • Reducing wait times in emergency departments and improving patient outcomes

    Enable rapid diagnosis of heart attacks to limit cardiac damage and saves lives.

  • 11:30 AM
    Chief Information Officer
    What is the Business Case for Implementing mHealth?
    Thodoros Topaloglou, PhD
    VP, Information Management & Chief Information and Technology Officer, Rouge Valley Healthcare System

    Learn from this group of CIOs and their experience on project success. Discover how you can reduce costs, implement projects that support staff, and gain funding. Determine the value and business case for starting new initiatives. Come away with strategies to:

    • Prioritize new ventures
    • Plan for projects that advance functionality
    • Adopt best practices for users’ needs and service strategies

    Drive your organization’s ability to add mHealth innovations while staying within budget.

  • Technology
    • 12:00 PM
      Case Study: Wearable Devices for Research
      Adopt Digital Tools for Chronic Disease Management for Better Care
      Helen Chen
      Assistant Research Professor, School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo

      Cardio Rehab is an award-winning digital health solution that helps patients manage their cardiac rehab remotely. Learn how you assist patients to manage their care in their own time. Source how to:

      • Extend the care cycle beyond hospital
      • Improve capability of rehabilitation
      • Increase usability for homecare

      Drive patient centred care with digital health solutions.

    • 12:00 PM
      Case Study: Chatham-Kent Health Alliance
      Implement mHealth Systems to Improve Delivery of Care
      Nancy Snobelen, MBA, S-LP( C ), Reg CASLPO
      Director Partnerships & System Integration, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance

      The Chatham-Kent Healthcare Alliance has a number of initiatives in place to improve healthcare delivery and coordinated care for complex patients. Learn how you can influence rapid responses for your patients with access to primary care. Develop a blueprint to:

      • Get real-time data to clinicians for timely response, rapid access and proactive action plans with primary care
      • Monitor patients remotely to avoid exacerbations of chronic illness and repeat emergency room visits and/or admissions
      • Ensure privacy and security through encrypted software and secure patient portals for team collaboration, communications and patient self-monitoring

      Deliver a functional and patient focused system to provide a higher quality of care.

  • 12:30 PM
    Networking Luncheon

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

  • 1:45 PM
    Afternoon Keynote Address: Health Quality Ontario
    How to Transform Long-Term Care to Provide Better Outcomes and Value
    Dr. Joshua Tepper
    President and Chief Executive Officer, Health Quality Ontario

    The mandate of Health Quality Ontario is to improve quality of care and to transform the healthcare system. Source how you can adopt sustainable strategies for your organization. Assess how to:

    • Gauge effectiveness of healthcare technology
    • Drive change through evidence based results
    • Instil quality of care for patients

    Develop your strategy plan to deliver improved long-term care.

  • 2:15 PM
    Case Study: EMR Solutions
    Establish EMR for Real-Time Clinical Analysis to Simplify Patient Data
    Dr. Thom Tyson
    CEO, Appletree Medical Group, Ottawa, ON

    Develop your healthcare eco-system without interrupting your workflow. Find out how you can simplify administrative, clinical and patient data for effective care. Learn how to:

    • Plan your EMR journey
    • Reduce errors while streamlining office administration
    • Connect seamlessly with devices to exchange data

    Source new methods to implement EMR solutions that streamline department procedures.

  • 2:45 PM
    Industry Expert
    Demonstrating How New Mobile Technologies Improve Adoption of Enterprise Mobility Solutions
    Chad Holmes
    Senior Solution Architect, Red Hat
  • 3:15 PM
    Mid-Afternoon Networking Break

    Interact with conference speakers and fellow attendees.

  • 3:40 PM
    Data Availability lies at the Heart of Health
    David Sayavong
    Systems Engineer, Veeam Software

    Wearable technology and the Internet of Things have the power to revolutionize how we think of our well-being. As we embrace wearable technology, the availability of that data has become more important now than ever. Veeam® enables the Always-On Business™ by providing solutions that deliver Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™, which provides recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data.

  • 3:55 PM
    Case Study: Home Care, South West CCAC
    Enable Clinicians to Remotely Care for Patients to Improve Outcomes and Lower Costs
    Gordon Milak
    eHomecare Lead, South West CCAC, London, ON

    CCACs have a legislated mandate to support people to stay at home or to return home after an illness, a hospital stay or as they age. Discover how you can adopt CCAC’s eHomecare strategy to advance care models and leverage technology to change the way care is provided in the home. Learn how:

    • A single clinician can simultaneously care for multiple patients in their own homes, regardless of where the patients live
    • The clinician is linked to each patient’s bedside using technology to collect detailed clinical data and direct intervention
    • The clinical data is summarized as a real-time bedside dashboard that is linked to the broader circle of care including primary care, hospital physicians and family members

    Gain insight on how to leverage technology for enhanced homecare.

  • 4:25 PM
    Case Study: Mental Health and Telemedicine/mHealth, Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
    Increase Opportunities for Efficient Care and Treatment using mHealth Technology
    Dr. Rajiv Bhatla, MD, FRCPC, DABPN
    Psychiatrist-in-Chief and Chief of Staff, The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group
    Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa

    Telepsychiatry is being implemented at the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group in novel ways to reach clientele and enhance patient care. Understand how you can deliver care in an efficient way that also saves time for the patient. Develop strategies to:

    • Adopt an mHealth model that clinicians and patients can access remotely
    • Engage additional care providers into a telepsychiatry model
    • Leverage the benefits of cost savings and the efficient use of time
    • Encourage your staff to engage in new ways of providing care

    Enable patients to utilize mHealth technology to manage their care.

  • 4:55 PM
    Technology Showcase
    Hear from Innovative Solution Providers to Increase Clinical Care
    Dr. Christopher Wynder
    Director of Client Services, ThinkDox

    Join your peers, speakers and industry experts to learn and explore how new mHealth innovations can impact your organization. Determine what tools will work best for you and your patients.

  • 5:00 PM
    Conference Adjourns to Day Two
  • 5:05 PM
    Evening Cocktail Reception

    Unwind and mingle with delegates and speakers at our exclusive end-of-the-day cocktail reception. Bring your business cards!

January 26, 2016
January 27, 2016
  • 8:00 AM
    Registration and Continental Breakfast

    Breakfast Sponsor:

  • 8:45 AM
    Opening Comments From the Chair
    Emily Seto
    PhD, PEng, Assistant Professor, IHPME, University of Toronto
    Affiliated Researcher, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, UHN
    Affiliated Faculty, Techna Institute, UHN/UofT, Toronto, ON
  • 9:00 AM
    Keynote Address: Internet of Things, Mackenzie Health
    Adopt Leading-Edge Technology to Enhance Efficiency
    Altaf Stationwala
    Chief Executive Officer, Mackenzie Health

    The Internet of Things is not just limited to one industry or stationary device; hear how IoT will have major implications for the healthcare industry. Assess how you can save costs with advanced technology to connect on multiple levels. Delve into:

    • System infrastructure that allows for improved workflow
    • Better access to patient data
    • Implementing devices and tools which improve the provider and patient experience

    Find out what IoT advancements mean for healthcare.

  • Technology 2
    • 9:30 AM
      Assure the Value of mHealth Technology for a Tangible ROI
      Dr. Charanjit Bambra
      Professor and Biomed Program Coordinator, Centennial College
      Sophia Wang
      Leader of Solution Design & Delivery, Saint Elizabeth Health Care

      Balance the need for new technologies against cost constraints. Get answers to your questions on how cloud technology is changing and innovating, how data is found and stored, and reducing costs through improved systems.

      • Keep costs low while updating equipment
      • Stay on budget and gain project approval
      • Enhance research and innovation to adopt technologies for your organization
      • Adapt and integrate tools with other departments
      • Examine the use of multiple devices: How do they help or hinder patient outcomes?
      • Assess BYOD: solutions to common challenges
      • Internet of Things: is it all hype?
    Clinical 2
  • 11:00 AM
    Mid-Morning Networking Break

    Interact with conference speakers and fellow attendees. Secure important new business contacts and talk about challenges and developments within mobile healthcare.

  • 11:30 AM
    Industry Expert: Internet of Things
    Maximize Digital Intelligence in Healthcare to Improve Connectivity
    Jason Fernyc
    P.Eng, M.Eng, Consulting Engineer, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company

    Lessen the administrative burden by taking control of your data. Utilize technology that connects with all platforms to be completely digital. Learn how you can:

    • Increase workflow
    • Save time and resources
    • Use software across all devices for increased interoperability

    Understand how to incorporate more into your infrastructure for increased connectivity.

  • 12:00 PM
    Case Study: Sunnybrook Hospital
    Using Social Media to Engage Patients and the Community
    Sivan Keren Young
    Manager, Digital Communications, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

    Sunnybrook’s Hospital social media team has been using creative ways to keep patients and their community connected to the hospital. Source how you can invite patients using social media to provide input on current issues. Develop a blueprint to:

    • Establish a social media team
    • Find creative ways to keep your patients and community engaged
    • Demonstrate strategic success with senior leadership

    Acquire best practices for social media initiatives that keep your patients involved.

  • 12:30 PM
    Networking Luncheon

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

  • 1:45 PM
    Chronic Disease Management
    Using mHealth to Enhance Evidence Based Wound Care in the Community
    Margaret Melanson
    Vice President Quality & Patient Centred Care, Horizon Health Network, NB
    Sam Fielding
    Chief Technology Officer, Horizon Health Network, NB
    Susan Logan
    Community Practice Consultant, Horizon Health Network, NB

    mHealth technology can play an important role in improving the delivery of care for patients in the community. Find out how we have motivated staff, patients, and delivered results through the incorporation of mobile tools with evidence based best practices. The objectives of the presentation are to outline how you can:

    • Improve patient engagement with mHealth tools
    • Adopt evidence based best practices as a foundation for mHealth technologies investments
    • Leverage tools that support a unique environment
    • Provide evidence of improved wound care and cost reductions
    • Take away insight into the supervision of chronic diseases by blending new and traditional approaches.

  • 2:15 PM
    Case Study: MedROAD
    Employ Telemedical Systems to Access Patients Remotely
    Pierre Boulanger
    Professor and CISCO Chair in Healthcare, Director of Advanced Man-Machine Interface Laboratory, University of Alberta

    MedROAD, developed at the University of Alberta, enables emergency or routine medical testing for patients with less access to medical centres. Learn how you can use a cell phone as a hub for weight scale, body temperature, blood pressure, and echocardiography. Source methods to:

    • Integrate with EMRs
    • Use cell phones to store and record data
    • Gather real-time data recorded over time

    Enable faster analysis for patients outside of a healthcare environment.

  • 2:45 PM
    Mid-Afternoon Networking Break

    Interact with conference speakers and fellow attendees.

  • 3:15 PM
    Case Study: Pain Squad App
    Building a Case Against Cancer Pain: Patient Engagement Exemplar
    Dr. Jennifer Stinson
    Mary Jo Haddad Nursing Chair in Child Health and an Advanced Practice Nurse in the Chronic Pain Program, Hospital for Sick Children

    Pain Squad TM is a multidimensional smartphone-based pain assessment application (app) for children and adolescents with cancer (8 to 18 years of age). To make sure the app was engaging for kids with cancer we “gamified” pain journaling by using a law-enforcement theme for the app, having kids play the role of officers and providing game-based rewards for logging pain assessments. This app has been validated as a tool for tracking cancer pain and other symptoms and may improve patient and clinician communication. We recently created Pain Squad + which helps adolescents with cancer remotely manage their pain. Learn how you can enable patients with cancer in tracking and self-managing their pain. Take away how to:

    • Utilize a user-centred design approach to engage end-users
    • Incorporate gamification as a way to internally motivate behaviour change
    • Engage and encourage patients to embrace applications to manage their health

  • 3:45 PM
    Case Study: Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
    Implementation of a Patient Portal to Encourage an Active Role in Care
    Joanne Maxwell, Msc, BScOT, Bsc, PMP
    Project Manager, Clinical Adoption, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

    Holland Bloorview launched a new patient portal (connect2care) in 2015 for patients and their families to take an active role in care. Determine how you can provide easy online access to patient information from anywhere at anytime. Learn how to:

    • Implement a patient portal that supports improved communication and involvement in care
    • Engage patients and families in the development and implementation of the portal
    • Develop strategies for addressing challenges related to changes in clinical practice

    Build the infrastructure you need to connect your organization around your patients.

  • 4:15 PM
    Conference Adjourned
January 27, 2016
January 28, 2016
  • 9:00 AM–12:00 PM
    Post-Conference Workshop
    Point of Care Technology: Adopting Poc Technology with a Limited Budget
    Helen Johnson
    ESC LHIN Rehabilitation Network Lead, Erie St. Clair LHIN
    Janice McFadden, RN, MN
    Geriatric Emergency Management Nurse, Chatham-Kent Health Alliance

    Adopt Point of Care Technology with Limited Budgets Utilize POC to implement triage screening for seniors to gain important data on their conditions and needs for rehabilitative care. Assess how you can enhance your care delivery model. Delve into:

    1. Selecting non-invasive technology
    2. Understanding the value in using new technology
    3. Discussing challenges to delivery of care
    4. Designing and building solutions that fit with patient needs using technology results
    5. Sustaining and spreading the excitement and inspiration technology delivers

    Gain insight into implementing point of care technology.

January 28, 2016