Posted on November 14, 2016 by Shelagh Maloney
Date: Friday, November 18, 2016
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET
Where: Twitter at #ThinkDigitalHealth
Next week marks the third-annual Digital Health Week (November 14-20, 2016). Better Health Together Supporting Organizations, along with patient partners, are coming together to examine how digital health technology is being used by Canadians and their health care providers, and to help shape a healthier future.
We are calling on you to join in the conversation to help inform digital health in Canada and support Canadians in moving from patients to partners in managing their health.
As part of the many Digital Health Week events, on Tuesday, November 15 from 1-3 p.m. ET log in via webcast when for my presentation on the state of digital health in Canada. Registration is now open, and an archive recording will be available post event. In my presentation, I will take you through Canada’s health care landscape, and how digital health is playing a role. To provide a look to the future and what it will take to get there, I will highlight some of the transformational changes that have been made and emerging trends.
There is lot to celebrate about the advances being made by digital health today, and I can cite the many examples and figures of how digital health is impacting dramatic changes to our health care system. And there is still more to do to deliver on the vision of healthier Canadians through innovative digital health solutions.
During our Tweet Chat event on November 18, Canada Health Infoway will moderate a cross-Canada learning and sharing conversation amongst patients, family, caregivers, clinicians, and health organizations to #ThinkDigitalHealth. This one-hour Twitter conversation at the close of Digital Health Week will take a closer examination of three areas:
- What are some of the many examples of digital health at work for Canadians?
- From what has been achieved in digital health, what has created the most value for Canadians?
- What are you still waiting for? What are the obstacles holding back progress?
We hope you can join the conversation — follow along and join in using #ThinkDigitalHealth.
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Shelagh Maloney is responsible for driving the implementation and adoption of patient-centred digital health solutions and patient engagement activities. She oversees evaluation efforts that measure the benefits of digital health investments in Canada and leads the development and execution of all of Infoway’s communications and marketing efforts.