Atlantic Region Conference 2023
Digital Health Canada’s Atlantic Region Conference 2023 takes place on October 3 at Delta Hotels by Marriott in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. This annual one-day conference offers networking and learning for Atlantic Chapter members and digital health professionals from across the Atlantic Region. Digital Health Canada’s Atlantic Region Conference 2023 will feature panel discussions and presentations focusing on Transformation in Healthcare.
Join us at the MeetUp! Join us the night before the conference at The Loose Cannon for snacks and socializing (October 2, 7-9PM AT). $20. Register here to save your spot.
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Thank you to our Sponsors
Provincial Program Manager of Virtual Care - Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services
Ashley Dinn is the Provincial Program Manager of Virtual Care at the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information.Read More
She leads a team responsible for supporting and implementing virtual care solutions across the five zones of NL Health Services. Ms. Dinn has a Bachelor of Business Commerce and Bachelor of Nursing from Memorial University. As a Registered Nurse, she worked in long term care and acute care before joining virtual care in 2014. She has expertise and leadership in supporting virtual care services across the health care sector.Read Less
Director Special Projects (Interim) - Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services
Kathy Winsor has been working with NL Health Services and its legacy boards for thirty years.Read More
Kathy Winsor has been working with NL Health Services and its legacy boards for thirty years. She has worked in various leadership positions including Risk and Patient Safety, Clinical Efficiency, Site Operations and most recently Director Special Projects focused on Virtual Emergency Room. Kathy has her bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy, Master of Health Studies in Leadership, and Lean Healthcare Black Belt Certification through the Ontario Hospital Association. Her current work in the Virtual Emergency Room with virtual fast track has been innovative and leading edge with providing a new service delivery model for emergent and urgent care in an environment challenged with limited human resources.Read Less
Director of e-Health, Clinical Operations - Health PEI
Robin became the Director of eHealth, Clinical Operations for Health PEI in 2015.Read More
Graduated with a Diploma in Nursing in 1992 from the PEI School of Nursing. She later completed a BN and then in 2012, graduated with a Masters Degree in Health Studies. Robin holds a black belt in Lean methodology and a Financial Management Certificate from UPEI. Robin spent 16 years in various nursing positions and then moved to be the Provincial Wait Times Coordinator. In 2015 she became the Director of eHealth, Clinical Operations for Health PEI. Robin is the past Council Chair of the College of Registered Nurses of PEI and served on the Board of the Canadian Nurses Association from 2018-2020. Robin resides in Cardigan, PEI with her husband Kurt where they raised their 3 children, and they are the proud grandparents of 2!Read Less
Deputy Minister - New Brunswick Department of Health
Eric Beaulieu, MBA, FCPA, FCMA, C.Dir has worked for the Province of New Brunswick since 1996.Read More
He was named Deputy Minister of the Department of Health on July 1, 2022 after serving as Deputy Minister of the Department of Social Development since 2017. Prior to being named Deputy Minister, Eric served as Deputy Clerk for Executive Council where he provided strategic advice to the Government and the Civil Service and worked collaboratively to ensure the direction of the Government is implemented. Concurrently, Eric was also the Assistant Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and lead the NB government’s intergovernmental policies and strategies. Prior roles include Assistant Deputy Minister – Business and Trade Development for the Department of Economic Development, Vice President Corporate Services for the New Brunswick Internal Services Agency and Chief Financial Officer for the Department of Health. Eric has a BBA from l’Université de Moncton, an MBA from the University of New Brunswick, is a Chartered Professional Accountant and also holds the Chartered Director designation from McMaster University - DeGroote School of Business.Read Less
CEO - VeroSource Solutions
Mark McAllister is the co-founder and CEO of VeroSource Solutions, a New Brunswick-based software and data company whose digital health solutions have been implemented in jurisdictions across Canada.Read More
With 20+ years in the industry, Mark is passionate about using technology to improve healthcare. He provides strategic leadership and vision in growing VeroSource and has been instrumental in building the company’s solutions suite, which focus on securely moving and analyzing health data to improve healthcare delivery efficiency. Mark has a Bachelor of Computer Science from UNB and is a member of the Wallace McCain Institute. In both 2022 and 2023, Mark was named one of the Top 50 CEOs in Atlantic Canada by Atlantic Business Magazine. This award recognizes his commitment to providing people with digital access to their health records in New Brunswick and Manitoba.Read Less
Mark Casselman, CEO, Digital Health Canada
Opening Keynote: Enabling Virtual Care to Address Healthcare Provider Shortages
Newfoundland and Labrador is facing a critical and challenging time with its healthcare system. The provincial health authority has been rethinking the delivery of care models and incorporating virtual care since 2019 to support essential services across the province. This session will offer a retrospective review of our journey to enhance our health system with the incorporation of virtual care services to support Emergency and Primary Health Care across the province while reimaging the future for stabilization.
Panel: Major initiatives within each Atlantic province
Sponsor Symposium: AWS for Healthcare Mission and New Advances in Generative AI & Machine Learning (Breakout Room)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has played a key role in democratizing machine learning and making it accessible to anyone who wants to use it, including more than 100,000 customers of all sizes and industries. In this session you’ll deep dive into the AWS healthcare strategy, learn about the AWS Generative AI portfolio and key healthcare use cases. In addition, you’ll uncover the most important factors enabling healthcare organizations to quickly build and deploy generative AI applications at scale.
Hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Sponsor Symposium: Putting the power of healthcare data in the hands of the people
New Brunswick is empowering people and providers to better control their healthcare experience by giving them access to healthcare data. NB Deputy Minister of Health, Eric Beaulieu, and VeroSource CEO Mark McAllister will discuss how sharing wait-time data with the public and enabling people to access their own healthcare data are key to achieving the overall goals of the province’s health plan.
Moderator Cheryl Hansen, Clerk of the Executive Council and former CIO and Executive Director of eHealth in NB, brings a unique perspective on the journey that the province has taken to get to this point as well as ambitions for the future.
Hosted by VeroSource Solutions. VeroSource provides enterprise SaaS and data solutions to public and private sector healthcare clients, securely connecting people, data, and systems. Our technology empowers patients, caregivers, clinicians, and decision makers to improve outcomes and create efficiencies.
Modernizing Home Care in Health PEI
EMR-Related Burnout: What does the Evidence Suggest?
This presentation will look at Burnout Syndrome (BOS) as it relates to the use of Electronic Medical Records (EMRs). There is much discussion in the media about Burnout in the healthcare setting, and ample literature dedicated to Burnout as it relates to the use of an EMR. We will discuss what has been determined to lead to Burnout in this environment, with some of the strategies and mitigations that can be used to avoid during design, implementation and continued use of an EMR. As the Atlantic provinces embark on implementation or expansions of Clinical Information Systems, we will discuss some of the challenges and the differences between the US and Canadian experience for providers and ways we can all work towards avoidance of burnout.