2022 Atlantic Region Conference

Registration is sold out for this conference—please contact events@digitalhealthcanada.com if you have questions about registration.

This annual one-day conference offers networking and learning for Atlantic Chapter members and digital health professionals from across the Atlantic Region. The 2022 conference—Digital health literacy – The patient and provider experience—takes place on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 from 8:00am – 4:30pm at the Four Points by Sheraton Halifax, 1496 Hollis St, Halifax, NS. Visit the event website for more details.

2022 Schedule

Digital health literacy – The patient and provider experience

8:00am Networking Breakfast
8:30am Opening Remarks
8:40am Keynote: Digital health literacy and all technology-enabled practices (post-COVID)
9:45am Cybersecurity and digital literacy in healthcare: Balancing security vs Functionality
10:30am Networking break
11:00am Sponsor Symposium: Helping Canada prepare for the genomics revolution
11:45am Networking lunch
12:30pm COVID-19 immunization response in Newfoundland and Labrador
1:00pm NLCHI Virtual ERs experience
1:30pm Implementation of presumed consent and system reform of the organ donation program in Nova Scotia
2:15pm Wellness Break
2:35pm Virtual Care in Prince Edward Island: Insights and innovation from Health PEI’s Virtual Care Project Coordination Centre (VCPCC)
3:25pm Closing Plenary: Health equity and GeoView
4:20pm Closing Remarks
2022 Speakers
  • Alain Landry, Program Manager, Legacy of Life and Critical Care Organ Donation, Nova Scotia Health
  • Amy Laybolt, Senior Analyst, Clinical Specialty Services (IM/IT), Nova Scotia Health
  • Ashley Dinn, Program Manager of Virtual Care and Registry Integrity Unit, NLCHI
  • Christy Bussey, Interim Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), Nova Scotia Health
  • Connie Munroe, Senior Consultant, Barrington Consulting and VCPCC, Health PEI
  • Dr. Ajantha Jayabarathan, Director, Coral Shared-Care Health Center, Nova Scotia Health
  • Dr. Krista Jangaard, CEO, IWK Health
  • Dr. Marsha Fearing, Physician Leader, Canadian Market, Medical Information Technology, Inc.
  • Kara Griffin, Virtual Care Implementation & Change Lead, Health PEI
  • Leah Carey, Provincial Program Manager – Community Health, NLCHI
  • Mark Casselman, CEO, Digital Health Canada
  • Meghan Van Gaal, Policy Coordinator, IT Shared Services and VCPCC, Health PEI
  • Paul-Charife Allen, Director, IT Security Risk Management & Digital Infrastructure, Nova Scotia Health
  • Robin Laird, Director of eHealth, Clinical Operations, Health PEI
  • Sheila Lund-MacDonald, Virtual Care Policy Analyst, VCPCC, Health PEI
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Past conferences

2021 Atlantic Region Conference Topics
  • Digital Literacy in Healthcare: Equity and Access
  • Atlantic Region Provincial Update
  • Opening the Digital Front Door for Patients
  • Change and Resiliency in Health Care
  • 2021 Atlantic Region Conference Program (PDF)


2020 Atlantic Region Conference Topics
  • Collaborating to Provide Health Information and Digital Tools to Atlantic Canadians
  • Pivoting in a Pandemic: How the newly opened UBC-CIC acted quickly to address challenges related to Covid-19
  • Design of Digital Tools to Support Immunizers in COVID-19 Immunization Clinics
  • Modelling Approaches in Atlantic Provinces
  • Beautiful health data – designing a data ecosystem
  • The Next Generation: Sharing Knowledge as Executable Programs
  • More Data, More Problems – Empowering Healthcare Solutions via CloudNative Data Interoperability
  • Clinical Standards Development in Canada – A Jurisdictional View
  • Recent Canadian work on modernizing gender, sex, and sexual orientation information practices within electronic health records
  • 2020 Atlantic Region Conference Program (PDF)
2019 Atlantic Region Conference Topics
  • Rethink Aging: Technology is transforming the lives of older adults
  • From Tonga to Truro: Applying single patient identifier and unified health record lessons learned from around the globe to the Canadian context?
  • Collaborative and Coordinated Care: A Case Study of Technology-Enabled Optimization of Transitional Care
  • Collaborating on Innovation
  • Improving Patient Flow for First Nation Community Members – Leveraging Digital Health Tools for Everyone’s Benefit
  • Primary Health: Using Technology to Enhance Access to Care
  • Development of a Bed Board to Improve Patient Flow at Health PEI
  • Announcement of Winners and Top Three Rapid Fire Presentations from the Atlantic Health Datapolooza
  • 2019 Atlantic Region Conference Program (PDF)