Welcoming the return to in-person meetings

The CHIEF Executive Forum Fall Symposium is coming up soon: Thursday, September 22 from 8am-4:00pm in the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon on the second floor of the Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto. Reception and dinner to follow at Sassafraz starting at 4:30.

To register

CHIEF Executive Forum members are invited to contact us to register for this opportunity to learn and connect with fellow members live and in-person for the first time in three years!

Program

Thursday, September 22

8:ooam: Welcome new CHIEF Executive Forum members and networking breakfast


8:30am: Opening remarks Mark Casselman, Digital Health Canada


8:45am: Opening keynote Dr. Bob Bell


9:30am: Coast to coast to coast provincial digital transformation strategy update – A strategic approach to healthcare digital transformation is crucial to addressing the challenges being experienced across the country. This session will bring together representatives from provinces and territories to update CHIEF Executive Forum members on their respective digital transformation strategies. Each jurisdiction will share their strategic priorities and plans to tackle initiatives such as digital front door, interoperability, patient summaries, patient flow/surgical waitlists, and more. Topics may also include modernizing infrastructure, enhancing patient and provider experiences, strengthening governance, advancing transformation agendas, and driving change. This session aims to increase intra-provincial collaboration, align digital health strategies nationally, and leverage one another’s efforts. From this session, leaders will create a national set of principles to assist their jurisdictions in accelerating and implementing their respective regional strategy. Blair White, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador; Angela Copeland, Ontario Ministry of Health; Greg Hein, Ontario Ministry of Health; Shannon Malovec, PHSA; Jo Voisin, Health Canada


10:45am: Networking Break


11:00am: Roundtables – moderated discussions around shared objectives and a common vision for advancing health in Canada.

  • Roundtable 1: Care anywhere and how to get there – As technology advances, businesses, markets, and systems have to adapt to changes and follow the trends. At this roundtable, we will explore the expansion and evolution of virtual care and how it influences the delivery of care in the future. Dr. Jonathan Choy, AHS
  • Roundtable 2: Paving the way for a pan-Canadian data strategy – CHIEF Executive Forum members are moving the industry forward on critical actions necessary to adopting a person-centric approach to health data. Where are the opportunities for data sharing and interoperability? Would the Health Data Charter help define a culture that encourages data sharing and interoperability? How could this be adopted in a way that generates impact? Eric Sutherland, Public Health Agency; Alvaro Mestre, Canada Health Infoway; Christine Sham, Ontario Ministry of Health
  • Roundtable 3: Health equity, data, and care: critical for success – This roundtable will discuss the link between EDI and improved patient care and the steps required to get there. The discussion will touch on digital literacy, digital inclusion, health equity and access, data strategy for EDI, and how to develop AI/ML strategies to achieve your organization’s EDI goals. Drs. Tania Tajirian and Lydia Sequiera, CAMH
  • Roundtable 4: A bridge to the future: private and public collaboration – What could a future healthcare system that embodies the best of public sector healthcare delivery with private sector engagement look like? Keith Jansa, CIO Strategy Council; Karen McClure, Technology Digital Supercluster

12:00pm: Concurrent sessions

  • Cybersecurity lessons from the financial sector – partnerships to improve resiliency Cyber Centre, Scotiabank, Scott McMillan, Le Groupe Cercle Group

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  • Forging an alliance to address healthcare human resource issues Dr. Katherine Smart, CMA; Dr. Karima Velji, Dr. Karima Velji, Ontario’s Chief Of Nursing & Professional Practice & Assistant Deputy Minister; Nancy MacCready-Williams, Doctors Nova Scotia; Megan Stowe, Vancouver Coastal Health

1:00pm: Lunch


1:45pm: Innovation Forum – Take a deep dive into partnerships between innovators and healthcare realising successful digital transformation across Canada. From real life use cases, CHIEF members will learn strategies and roadmaps to achieve the maximum level of digital transformation. We will not only hear from the delivery side, understanding what healthcare delivery organizations look for in potential tech partnerships and their essential requirements for collaboration, but also gain insider top tips from the vendor side, on how to successfully gain access to the sector with innovators that are creating value for healthcare delivery organizations. Reg Joseph, Health Cities

To participate in the Innovation Forum, contact CHIEF at the link below to submit details of your real-life use cases of successful digital transformation.

SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT


3:00pm: Closing Keynote Neil Fraser, Medical Technology Executive & Health Innovation Policy Advisor


3:45pm: Closing Remarks Mark Casselman


4:30pm: Cocktail reception followed by dinner at Sassafraz

  • 100 Cumberland Street, Toronto (at the corner of Cumberland and Bellair)
Where and When
  • Thursday, September 22
  • 8am-4:00pm in the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto
  • 4:30 pm cocktail reception followed by dinner at Sassafraz, 100 Cumberland Street, Toronto (at the corner of Cumberland and Bellair)
Join the Innovation Forum

Take a deep dive into partnerships between innovators and healthcare realising successful digital transformation across Canada. From real life use cases, CHIEF members will learn strategies and roadmaps to achieve the maximum level of digital transformation. We will not only hear from the delivery side, understanding what healthcare delivery organizations look for in potential tech partnerships and their essential requirements for collaboration, but also gain insider top tips from the vendor side, on how to successfully gain access to the sector with innovators that are creating value for healthcare delivery organizations.

Participate in the Innovation Forum

  1. OPTION 1: Send us your example of a successful digital transformation partnership between innovators and healthcare in Canada. Using real-life use cases, inform fellow CHIEF Executive Forum members about strategies and roadmaps used to achieve the maximum level of digital transformation.
  2. OPTION 2: We also want to hear from the healthcare delivery side, not only to understand what healthcare delivery organizations look for in potential tech partnerships and their essential requirements for collaboration, but what areas are most in need of an innovative solution? Let us know where innovation isn’t happening and potentially find solutions by sharing your challenges.

Submissions due August 26, 2022. Contact CHIEF to learn more.