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February 12 @ 4:00 pm EST
March 22 @ 10:00 am EST


$450 / $1000

Registration fees shown are before tax. HST will be added at checkout.

Continuing Education
Earn 1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for each hour of class time (please refer to the HIMSS renewal requirements guidelines for more information)

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 10.5 Category II credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.

Attendance at this program is worth 22 continuing professional education (CPE) credits for CHIMA professional members (3 for each webinar, plus 1 for the bonus session).

Limited Series: Health Informatics Today


February 12 @ 4:00 pm EST
March 22 @ 10:00 am EST


$450 / $1000

Register for this interactive online learning experience to gain insights from experts at the forefront of Canadian digital health and health informatics. Each session will be presented in real time by an established Canadian digital health professional with real-world experience, diverse regional perspectives, and proven expertise in their area of study.

This comprehensive eight-session virtual series will take learners on a journey through the core concepts of health informatics, equipping them with the essential knowledge and skills required to succeed in the Canadian digital health landscape. Materials presented will be based on the existing Digital Health Canada Core Health Informatics courses, with refreshed and updated content.

Spaces are limited to encourage participant engagement and networking, and to allow time for questions and answers.


Take advantage of discounts for teams registering together.

Digital Health Canada Member Pricing

  • Per individual member: C$450 + tax
  • 10-person team (10% discount): C$4,050 + tax
  • 20-person team (15% discount): C$7,650 + tax

Non-Member Pricing

  • Price per individual (non-member): C$1,000 + tax
  • 10-person team (10% discount): C$8,500 + tax
  • 20-person team (15% discount): C$17,000 + tax
Dates and times
  • Monday, February 12 from 4pm-7pm ET: The Canadian Healthcare System with Kelly Catherwood
  • Friday, February 16 from 10am-1pm ET: Clinical and Health Services with Lorraine Toderash
  • Friday, February 23, from 10am-1pm ET: Technology Ecosystem with Andriana Lukich
  • Monday, February 26 from 4pm-7pm ET: Information Management with Mary Deren
  • Friday, March 1 from 10am-1pm ET: Project Management with Makan Camara
  • Monday, March 18 from 4pm-7pm ET: Healthcare Transformation with  Sonia Pagliaroli
  • Friday, March 22 from 10am-1pm ET: Analysis + Evaluation with Masooma Hassan and Patsy Wong
  • Monday March 25 from 5pm-6pm: Bonus Session on CPHIMS-CA with Christine Couturier, Janine Kaye, and Nickiesha Linton


  • Kelly Catherwood

    Strategic Business Consultant at Interior Health

    With 15 years' experience across all corners of the healthcare sector, Kelly is currently a strategic business consultant at Interior Health in British Columbia.

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    Since joining Interior Health in 2015, Kelly has held roles in population health, quality improvement, and health system planning,. She has worked directly with healthcare workers within acute and community settings, and also within corporate teams developing strategy and initiatives for the entire population. Originally from Ontario, Kelly has a BA in Community Health from Brock University, and various post-graduate specialty certifications including most recently from Simon Fraser University in Digital Transformation Leadership.

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  • Shez Daya

    Director, Digital Solutions - Canadian Institute for Health Information

    As director of Digital Solutions, Shez Daya provides leadership for CIHI’s Hub Strategy, a key transformational program for the organization.

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    As director of Digital Solutions, Shez Daya provides leadership for CIHI’s Hub Strategy, a key transformational program for the organization. She brings both hospital and government health agency experience, having planned, designed and executed many large-scale digital and virtual programs in Ontario’s health system. Prior to joining CIHI, Ms. Daya served as a director at Ontario Health, where she oversaw the implementation of key transformation efforts and led the development of their Enterprise Project Management Office. Ms. Daya holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo and a Master of Health Science from the University of Toronto, and is a certified Project Management Professional.

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  • Anne-Marie Parent

    Manager, Engagement and Mobilization - Canadian Institute for Health Information

    Anne-Marie Parent is a driven and purposeful leader looking to make a difference in the health sector by leveraging her skills in collaboration and change management to solve complex problems.

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    Anne-Marie was part of the Epic Implementation team at CHEO (the pediatric hospital for Eastern Ontario) as a business analyst and change management specialist. Anne-Marie Parent currently works at the Canadian Institute for Health Information as Manager, Engagement and Mobilization and is also a part-time professor in Health Informatics and Organizational Behaviour and Change at the Telfer School of Management with the University of Ottawa. Anne-Marie has a Master of Health Administration, a B. Comm. with Specialisation in Management Information Systems, and professional certifications in Project Management (PRINCE2), Change Management (Prosci), and a Black Belt in Lean Healthcare. She is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

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  • Dr. Gautam Goel

    Emergency physician - Queensway Carleton Hospital

    Dr. Gautam Goel is a board certified pharmacist and practicing emergency physician at the Queensway Carleton Hospital in Ottawa, Ontario.

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    He serves as the clinical informatics and IT lead for his department, and has a demonstrated track record of healthcare digitization and workflow modernization. Dr. Goel has had the privilege of working in some of Canada’s most prestigious academic institutions, and is currently completing his Masters of Healthcare Systems Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. He brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the healthcare system, and leverages his expertise to help growth stage companies deliver high impact solutions and realize their potential.

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  • Mary Deren

    Virtual Care Coordinator - Saskatchewan Health Authority

    Mary Deren graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Major in Acute Care Health Administration in 1985 and a second Major in Long Term Care and Community Health Administration in 1987.

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    Mary also holds several certifications in diagnostics and pre-hospital care. She has been working as a Virtual Care Coordinator in the Saskatchewan Health Authority for the last 20 years.

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Monday, February 12

4PM-7PM ET The Canadian Healthcare System

This session covers The Canadian Healthcare System competencies outlined on Page 6 of the Digital Health Canada Health Informatics Professional Competencies document found here. An individual with a competency in the Canadian Health System will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of health and health systems in Canada and appropriately apply this information to work products and services, including: a. Key characteristics (e.g. governance, funding, structures, related organizations, emerging trends, etc.) b. Determinants of health (e.g. environment, genetics, socioeconomic) c. Key factors affecting healthcare (e.g., demographics, new technologies, incentives) d. Understanding basic Health informatics associations across Canada (e.g. Digital Health Canada, Canadian Nursing Informatics Association, Information Technology Association of Canada, Canadian Institute for Health Information, Infoway, etc.) e. Understanding the cultural and community context of care access and delivery
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the way HI benefits are realized and measured in the Canadian healthcare system
  • Demonstrate an understanding of different types of Canadian healthcare delivery models across the continuum of care and their interrelationships (e.g. hospitals, clinics, ambulatory centres and community health agencies, regional health authorities)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of strengths and weaknesses of how people, resources and information flow through the health system and key drivers (e.g. chronic disease management)
  • Apply knowledge of the roles and relationships of health professionals along with the organizational and regulatory structure in which they work
  • Address the challenges related to the adoption and realization of clinical value of information systems in the health sector
  • Understand emerging needs and approaches to including the privacy of personal health information while improving care delivery and managing health systems (e.g. OCAP)
  • Promote the safe and appropriate use of health information technologies to ensure patient safety

Instructor: Kelly Catherwood, Strategic Business Consultant at Interior Health

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