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Tuesday, November 14 - Keynote
Moving to Virtual Mental Health Services at Scale
Although the title makes him cringe, Andrew Slater is one of those rare disruptive visionaries when it comes to delivering meaningful at scale solutions. As CEO Andrew leads the development and delivery of a new integrated service. His focus has always been doing the right thing for patients and the wider sector. With a passion for quality, his presentation will focus on “building a large scale service change” and will explore the journey undertaken to converge a number of helplines and develop, using emerging patient co-design techniques, a number of new innovative virtual mental health services for the country. In its first 16 months, the service has connected with more than 1 million New Zealanders.
Chief Executive Officer, Homecare Medical New Zealand
Andrew’s background is in the health sector where he has held roles in transformation, strategy, human resources and change management. He first got involved with Homecare Medical to develop our telehealth and mHealth strategy and is now fully on board as Homecare Medical’s first CEO. In this strategic and operational leadership role Andrew is responsible for realising the vision the Government and Homecare Medical have for the new national telehealth service. He played a key role in leading the ‘transition’ team to fully integrate services to Homecare Medical. He is now focussed on expanding the capacity and reach of health, wellness and counselling services to enable all New Zealanders to access quality care and support within their community in a way that is relevant to them personally. He is also responsible for ensuring Homecare Medical continues to be a trusted service, seamlessly connecting people with the right care and support. Before joining Homecare Medical, Andrew had a strategic leadership role with Vigil Monitoring that specialises in real-time health monitoring technology. Prior to this, he was responsible for planning, service development and transformation for St John.
Wednesday, November 15 – Opening Keynote
The Evolving Role of Canada Health Infoway
From the outset, Canada Health Infoway’s vision has embraced three key objectives: improving the health of Canadians through innovative digital health solutions; improving access to the health care system while enhancing the patient experience; and ensuring the sustainability of the health care system. While its focus has not wavered, Infoway’s approach has evolved over the years, just as health care in Canada has evolved to acknowledge the important role that patients play in managing their care. In this presentation, Michael Green will talk about what has changed over the years and what has stayed the same. He will also provide an update about PrescribeITTM, Infoway’s multi-jurisdiction e-prescribing service that will promote medication safety as well as patient and provider convenience.
President & Chief Executive Officer, Canada Health Infoway
Michael Green has an international reputation and proven track record of transforming health care through the use of digital health. As President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Health Infoway, he works with Infoway’s jurisdictional partners and other key stakeholders to accelerate the development and adoption of digital health in Canada, which will provide clinicians and patients with information they need to support safer care decisions and a more modern and sustainable health care system for all Canadians.
Wednesday, November 15 – Closing Keynote
Breaking Down Boundaries: Interoperability and Health Data Sharing
The Sequoia Project is the leading interoperability organization in the United States, pioneering the nation’s first public-private health data sharing network (eHealth Exchange) and a new national-level trust framework for exchange among networks (Carequality). Mariann Yeager, CEO, will share valuable insights from building nationwide health data sharing initiatives, which enable exchange across disparate geographies, vendors, technologies and networks. Discussion will include a history of the evolving market and government dynamics, privacy challenges, incentives to share data, and other lessons learned regarding barriers to exchange faced in the U.S. and Canada.
Mariann Yeager, MBA
Chief Executive Officer, The Sequoia Project
Ms. Yeager serves as CEO for The Sequoia Project, a non-profit advancing implementation of secure, interoperable nationwide health information exchange in the United States. The Sequoia Project supports health IT interoperability initiatives, the eHealth Exchange, Carequality, and RSNA Image Share Validation. Under her leadership, the eHealth Exchange, the country's first public-private health data sharing network, has more than quadrupled connectivity, making it the largest network of its kind. The network connects 65% of all US hospitals and 109 million patients. Ms. Yeager also led the successful launch of Carequality, an interoperability trusted exchange framework that is now interconnecting data sharing networks, much like the telecommunications industry did for linking cell phone networks
Evening Reception & Industry Showcase – Welcome To The West: The ‘Partner’ship Show
Would it be a true Calgary experience if we didn’t give you a warm Cow-Town welcome? Grab your partners and head down to the ‘Partner’ship show to become an honorary Calgarian at our official White Hat Ceremony, a historic Calgary tradition. Listen to some live local talent, enjoy the western comfort food, and get to know your Industry Showcase Sponsors.
Location: Lakeview Room
Time: 5:00 to 7:30 pm
Date: November 14, 2017
The dress code is business or business casual and we encourage the use of cowboy boots and plaid!
To view the 2016 Infoway Partnership Conference roster of speakers, including their presentations and video recordings, visit the conference proceedings archive.