Toronto, ON


March 8, 2017
  • 8:00 AM
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM
    Opening Comments From the Chair
    John Mattison
    CMIO, Kaiser Permanente
  • 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 Medical 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.

  • 10:45 AM
    Speed Networking
  • 11:00 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
    • 11:30 AM
      Case Study: mHealth Wireless Mobile
      Reduce Medication Errors to Prevent Life-threatening Complications for Your Patients
      Sumon Acharjee
      Chief Information Officer, North York General Hospital
      Linna Yang
      Manager, Clinical Informatics, 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.

    Community Care
    • 11:30 AM
      AOHC’s Consumer Health-‘e’ Strategy
      Help Patients to Participate in Decisions about Their Health to Improve Patient Outcome
      Rodney Burns
      CIO, Association of Ontario Health Centres

      An effective digital health strategy presents the best opportunity to improve health outcomes through meaningful client engagement. “Nothing about me, without me”.
      Develop a strategy to:

      • Integrate your consumer Health-‘e’ Strategy in a larger information management strategy
      • Integrate your consumer Health-‘e’ Strategy in a larger information management strategy
      • Improve access to your services and EMR

      Transform your eHealth strategy to bolster collaborative relations with your patients.

  • 12:00 PM
    Spotlight: Scheduling
    Who’s On-Call? Important for Doctors. Critical for Hospitals
    Robert D. Horvath
    President, Medevision

    Inefficiencies in the creation and maintenance of physician schedules increases wait times and may cause additional risk for patients. Develop and maintain your scheduling system to improve communication, decrease workflow and improve patient wait times.Take home solutions to:

    • Give you greater control and access via web and mobile devices to live physician schedules
    • Improve your physician accountability and transparency
    • Integrate your scheduling system across multiple departments and facilities

    Enhance patient care while ensuring a healthy workflow for your physicians and staff.

  • 12:15 PM
    Networking Luncheon

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

  • Hospital Care
    • 1:30 PM
      Case Study: Sunnybrook’s MyChart PHR Service
      Improve the Patient and Family Experience through PHR Access.
      Sarina Cheng
      Director Information and Telecommunication Services & eHealth Strategies, Sunnybrook Hospital

      Over the past 10 years, Sunnybrook worked to put patients in control of their Personal Health Records. Learn from their experience and develop your platform to safely and efficiently share information. Source intelligence to:

      • Empower and enable Patients and Families with a PHR Service
      • Understand how MyChart enables access outside Canada
      • Make the most of MyChart

      >Learn how Sunnybrook’s MyChart can help you.

    • 2:00 PM
      Interactive: HIMSS stages
      Reach HIMSS Stage 6 to Optimize Operational Efficiency in Your Hospital
      John Mattison
      CMIO, Kaiser Permanente

      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 Expansion
      Leverage Wearable Sensors to Improve Senior Health in Your Institution
      Dan Levitt
      Executive Director, Tabor Village

      Wearable technologies proved to be a practical solution to the increasing demand for real time data. Transform your senior care and minimize cost with sensor technology. Bring back to your office a strategy to:

      • Anticipate your implementation challenges
      • Improve your clinical diagnosis
      • Enhance your patient experience

      Harness sensor technology de-institutionalize senior care while minimizing your costs.

    • 2:00 PM
      Interactive: 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
      • Train your personnel to use new devices
      • Increase availability of remote diagnosis

      Deploy your early diagnosis solutions to ensure better treatments.

  • 2:45 PM
    Mid-afternoon Networking Break

    Interact with conference speakers and fellow attendees.

  • 3:15 PM
    Industry Expert: Red Hat
    The Cost of Mobility Conundrum: The Variables of Value, Cost and Time
    Chad Holmes
    Sr. Mobile Solutions Engineer, Red Hat

    As organizations mature in their approach to mobile strategy, more emphasis on calculating ROI, business value, and the cost of mobility emerges. Refine your understanding of ROI to improve your efficiency while reducing costs. Source intelligence on:

    • Mobile: Disrupting technology, business and ROI measurement
    • Beyond UI: A breakdown of the true costs of mobility
    • Mobile app development: When a Mobile app development platform makes sense

    Better estimate the value and costs of your apps to optimize their efficiency.

  • 3:45 PM
    Keynote: MHealth with Providers
    Empowering Clinicians to Drive Digital Health Innovation Through a Health System-Based Accelerator Program.
    Paul Nagy PhD, FSIIM
    Chair, The Society of Imaging Informatics in Medicine

    How can a health system integrate software development into the clinical setting to help clinicians re-engineer processes and improve patient care? Learn how to:

    • Design a clinical leadership program to partner with a software development team based in a health system
    • Construct programs to build interdisciplinary teams and learn design thinking skills and evaluate new ideas with evidence based entrepreneurialism
    • Discuss technical architectures to quickly enable clinical integration of workflow for provider decision support as well as patient engagement applications.

    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
  • 4:30 PM
    Cocktail Receptions Begins
March 8, 2017
March 9, 2017
  • 8:00 AM
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:45 AM
    Opening Comments From the Chair
    John Mattison
    CMIO, Kaiser Permanente
  • 9:00 AM
    Keynote: Remote Presence Robotic Technology
    Narrowing the Gap of Inequality in Health Care Delivery
    Ivar Mendez
    Unified Head of Surgery for the Province of Saskatchewan, University of Saskatchewan

    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.

  • 9:45 AM
    Twitter Panel: Privacy
    Go Beyond Compliance to Safeguard Your Patient Privacy
    Raj Sewda
    Vice President of Patient Care, Chief Nursing Executive & Chief Privacy Officer, Runnymede Healthcare Centre
    Ann Cavoukian
    Executive Director Privacy and Big Data Institute, Ryerson University

    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.

  • Strategy & Operation
    • 11:15 AM
      Technology Adoption
      Gain in Efficiency by Supporting Your Personnel to Go through IT Transition
      Julie d’Entremont
      Directrice des ressources informationnelles (CIO), CIUSSS du Nord-de-l'île-de-Montréal

      Hospitals’ personnel had to adapt to a new IT environment during Quebec’s hospital merging. Ensure your personnel’s adaptation to new infrastructure for mobile technology and enhance operations. Take back to your office strategies to:

      • Use a mobility project to mobilize your clinicians
      • Smooth the reluctance of your older physicians
      • Have a stategy for IT transformation

      Streamline the integration of new mobile infrastructures among your personnel.

    • 11:45 AM
      Case Study: Patient Engagement
      Advancing Patient Engagement to Enhance Quality of Care
      Sanaz Riahi
      Senior Director Professional Practice & Clinical Information, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

      Patient inclusion is integral towards improving patient outcomes and quality of care. This session discusses:

      • Ontario Shores’ key activities in advancing patient engagement
      • Discuss findings from recent patient engagement initiatives
      • Review lessons learned

      Improve patient engagement to achieve better treatments.

    Clinical Cares
    • 11:15 AM
      Empowering patients
      Empower Your Patients to Better Manage Their Mental Health
      Chakameh Shafii
      CEO, TranQool e-counselling

      New apps are now available to provide more resources in mental health. Discover how mobile solutions can provide mental health support. Gain insights to:

      • Connecting physicians with patients
      • Ensure privacy and secure calls
      • Promote self-care

      Increase access to care with new mobile tools.

    • 11:45 AM
      Transform Your Perinatal Mental Health Program to Deliver Better Care
      Dr. Ariel K. Dalfen
      Head - Perinatal Mental Health Program, Mount Sinai Hospital

      Perinatal women who are suffering from mental illnesses face barriers when seeking psychiatric care. Develop your outreach telepsychiatry program to improve communication with perinatal women. Create a roadmap to:

      • Build your text messaging protocol
      • Inform your patients about postpartum depression
      • Address serious mental health needs of perinatal women across the province

      Improve your communications to enable remote access for perinatal women.

  • 12:15 PM
    Networking Luncheon
  • 1:30 PM
    Case Study: Avoiding Silos
    Advance Your Early Signs Detections to Enhance Your Preventive Care
    Richard Tam
    Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, MacKenzie Health

    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.

  • 2:00 PM
    Telehealth Innovation
    Leveraging digital solutions to improve patient care
    Dr. Edward Brown
    CEO, Ontario Telemedicine Network

    Telehealth offerings continue to evolve at a rapid pace. The challenge is to identify and harness the potential of validated virtual care solutions that support patient care and provider practice. Source ideas to:

    • Advance your use of mobile solutions in telehealth to optimize care delivery
    • Integrate virtual care solutions into established models of care
    • Leverage mobile solutions that support patient self-management

    Advance your use of 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 : Getting the Smartview Covered
    Adopt Innovative Methods Used To Design And Engage Stakeholders and Develop Remote Care Solutions
    Nazari Dvirnik
    , Population Health Research Institute
    Michael McGillion
    Principal Investigator, Endowed Chair, Cardiovascular Nursing Research

    Tens of thousands of cardiac and vascular surgeries are performed on seniors in Canada (CAN) and the United Kingdom each year. Hear about Remote Automated Monitoring after Cardiac and Vascular Surgery to improve cardiac remote care solutions. Source intelligence on:

    • Global challenges and threats to safe postoperative recovery
    • Innovative strategies used to conceptualize a comprehensive postoperative end-to-end solution
    • New methods to engage patients, families and stakeholders in digital health service delivery program evaluation

    Develop pragmatic digital health trial design in the context of international-scale research.

  • 3:45 PM
    Case Study: User Experience
    Session Details Coming Soon
    Parminder Singh, MD
    Medical Director, Healthcare Plus Medical Centre
  • 4:15 PM
    Conference Adjourns
March 9, 2017

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