Atlantic Chapter Regional Conference
Digital Health Canada’s inaugural Atlantic Chapter Regional Conference will take in Halifax on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. The one-day conference offers networking and learning for digital health professionals from across the Atlantic Region. To register using Digital Health Canada Member rates, join today.
Conference Agenda for Tuesday, September 24
|9:45AM||International Panel and Presentation: How Lessons Learned in the Tonga Healthcare System Align with Improving Patient Flow in Canada
Walter Hurrell, Chief Information Officer, Health ICT and Data Management, Corporate Services, Ministry of Health, Kingdom of Tonga; Pamela Wyatt, Principal Public Management Specialist (Governance), Asian Development Bank; Chris Nickerson, Management Consultant, Gevity
Gevity has been working on building an RFP in Tonga to implement a national health information system with the goal of improving continuity of care and the flow of patients through the Tongan health care system by creating a national health identifier; creating a single, unified health record; and supporting improved lab/DI ordering and referral workflows.
How is this relevant to the Canadian context? Lessons learned from the Tonga initiative are highly relevant in our provincial healthcare context. Many Canadian provinces are in the process of integrating their patient records to streamline and improve patient flow and continuity of care. This session focuses on the goals and outcomes of the Tonga initiative, focusing on how a single patient identifier and a unified health record helps achieve both organizational efficiencies and a better, safer patient experience.
|10:30AM||Networking Break and Showcase|
|1PM||Presentation and Panel Discussion: Collaborating on Innovation
Sandra Cascadden, Associate Deputy Minister, Health and Wellness, Government of Nova Scotia; Shawn Porter, Director, Public Sector Innovation Garage; Matthew So, Eastern Health NL
|2PM||Networking Break and Atlantic Health Datapolooza Showcase|
|2:30PM||Presentation: Development of a Bed Board to Improve Patient Flow at Health PEI
Heather Diamond, Manager Patient Flow & System Utilization, HPEI; Barb Stewart, IT Consultant with the Clinical Information System, ITSS, Government of PEI
|3PM||Rapid Fire Presentations – Atlantic Health Datapolooza: Information – Ideas – Innovation|
|4:15PM||Spotlight on the Digital Health Canada Atlantic Regional’s Chapter|
Early Bird Rate (for Digital Health Canada Members): $129 (until August 9, 2019)
- Regular Rate (for Digital Health Canada Members): $179 (after August 9, 2019)
- Non-Member Rate: $229
- Student Rate: $50 (limited availability)
- Special 10-ticket bundle registration: $1250
- Special 25 ticket bundle: $2900