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CHIEF Fall Symposium 2019

October 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - October 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm EDT

The CHIEF Fall Symposium is set to take place in Toronto after the conclusion of Driving the Future of Digital Health on October 21 and continuing through the day on October 22, 2019.

The Symposium kicks off with a networking event and dinner featuring keynote speaker Richard Hines, Head of Data & Artificial Intelligence at Air Canada who will share insights from outside the industry on launching AI in an 80 year old company, the parallels to the digital health care industry in Canada today and lessons to be learned.

The symposium continues the following day, October 22, with both a global panel and a Canadian-centric session highlighting digital health successes and challenges across provinces using data to drive and inform health system integration as well as further opportunities for discussions with senior digital health industry leaders.

The CHIEF Fall Symposium flows directly from the Driving the Future of Digital Health Conference on Monday, October 21st. Connecting these two important industry events minimizes travel time and maximizes networking, engagement and learning opportunities over the two days.

Special Registration Offer

Special registration packages for Driving the Future of Digital Health are available to CHIEF Fall Symposium guests:

  • Bring five of your team members/colleagues and your registration is complimentary ($725 total for six tickets). Email chief@digitalhealthcanada.com to register a team.
  • Register yourself at the reduced rate of $119 for the full day conference. Register online and enter code ‘CHIEF2019’ to receive your special rate.

Agenda: Monday, October 21, 2019 (Beanfield Centre)

Time Event
9AM-4:30PM Driving the Future of Digital Health Conference
5:15 PM Structured Networking: Sharing stories, priorities. challenges

Beanfield Place, Room 201C

6-8:30PM CHIEF Fall Symposium Kickoff Dinner + Keynote: Insights from Outside the Industry: Launching AI in an 80-Year Old Company
Richard Hines, Head of Data and Artificial Intelligence, Air Canada 

Agenda: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 (Steam Whistle Brewery)

Time Event
7:45AM Registration and Breakfast
8:30AM Welcome and Setting the Stage
Mark Casselman, CEO, Digital Health Canada
8:45AM Global Insights: Role Models from Abroad and Opportunities for Canadian Leadership – How is data driving transformation globally in health care systems? What is Canada’s opportunity to lead?
Moderator: Dave Wattling, President & CEO Wattling Group Inc. Panel members: Sarah Muttitt, CIO, SickKids speaking on her experience as CIO, Ministry of Health Holdings, Singapore; Chris Suter, Head of Digital Cloud Platforms and Innovation, NHS Business Services Authority (via video conference) and Andrea Smith, Director, Health Data Partnerships, Vector Institute.Canadian leaders are increasingly focused on using data to inform health system integration. Data driven health organizations are building key capabilities using internal and external data to achieve the quadruple aim. Across the globe, international health systems are pursuing similar endpoints and have learned, failed, and succeeded as they set out to transform their own health systems. And, Canada is identifying opportunities for leadership in the international community. This panel will provide “global perspectives”, guidance, and provoke our leadership conversation among CHIEF members aiming to use data to address challenges and bring the best of Canada to the world.
10:15 Break
10:45AM Speaker Series: Data-driven care for individuals & populations
Taha A. Kass-Hout, MD, MS, Senior Leader, Healthcare & AI, Amazon IncHealthcare providers around the globe are using AWS to deliver improved care to their patients. Learn first-hand how the world is adapting to change as well as the evolving trends across the healthcare ecosystem. Hear how the AWS cloud is enabling our global customers with the toolsets to leverage powerful new analytics capabilities, machine learning, and AI to drive health system transformation.
11:45AM CHIME-CHIEF Partnership update + Learning Management System overview
12PM Lunch
1:15PM Breakout Session: Building the Business Case for Data
In this discussion and breakout session CHIEFs will compare insights and experiences to build a collective business case for data that can be shared with stakeholders to move their data initiatives and projects forward.Key requirements of the document, standard elements and tools will be identified. A CHIEF task force will be struck after the symposium to develop the tools and template. The business case template and toolkit will identify how to use internal and external data to deliver value, any current and upcoming challenges and opportunities, and potential areas of investment. The CHIEF business case for data toolkit may include a formatted document (booklet), readiness assessment, questionnaires, and standardized content for inclusion in a customized business case.
2:15PM Speaker Series: Data Security: Cyber Learnings
Gaston Roy, Chief Information and Privacy Officer, Health Sciences North
3:30PM Provincial tete-a-tete: Role Models from Within
Moderator: Kyle Schilke, Amazon Web Services. Participants: Michael Hillmer, Executive Director, Information Management, Data and Analytics – Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care; Larry Svenson, Provincial Health Analytics Officer – Alberta Health; 
How is data driving transformation in these two provincial health care systems? What has worked? What can be learned from the things that haven’t?
4:45PM Closing Remarks
Mark Casselman, Digital Health Canada

Closing Reception

Register for the 2019 Fall Symposium



October 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
October 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Steam Whistle
The Roundhouse - 255 Bremner Blvd
Toronto, Ontario M5V 3M9 Canada


Digital Health Canada
(647) 775-8555