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Accelerating Progress, Achieving Value



Knowing is Better Symposium logoIn the spring of 2012, Infoway held its second pan-Canadian policy Symposium: Knowing is Better: Accelerating Progress, Achieving Value.

The purpose of the Symposium was to discuss how information systems can contribute to the transformation of health and health care in Canada, as well as key enablers we need in place – beyond the technology – to ensure this transformation contributes to an enhanced patient experience now and for future generations.


Symposium Highlights

See videos and download presentations from international and Canadian thought leaders at the Symposium.

Panel: International Experiences 

A panel of international leaders shared their perspectives on innovations in health and health care in their countries, where information technology was a key contributor.

David W. Bates, M.D., M.Sc.
Chief Quality Officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, United States 

Chai Chuah
National Director of the National Health Board Business Unit of the Ministry of Health

Karin Johansson
State Secretary, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs

Download presentations from this panel: 

ICT: The user experience - David W. Bates M.D., M.Sc.
Chief Quality Officer, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, United States 

NZ Health - role & potential of information system to improve health care & transformation of health systems - Chai Chuah
National Director of the National Health Board Business Unit of the Ministry of Health

How eHealth has contributed to Innovations in Health and Healthcare in Sweden - Karin Johansson
State Secretary, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs


Panel: What Success Looks Like 

What do individual Canadians, clinicians and governors want, and how can health IT help them get there? An expert panel of Canadians, representing each of these perspectives discussed their value propositions.

Michael Golbey, M.D.
Family Physician and Chair of Canada Health Infoway’s Clinical Council – Clinician View 

Allan Gregg
Chair, Harris/Decima – Consumer View 

David Levine
President, DL Consulting Health Systems Strategic – Governor View 



Panel: Seizing Opportunities for Accelerating Progress and Achieving Value

A panel of leaders shared broad insights and lessons learned about what should be done to transform and sustain health care.

Don Drummond
Matthews Fellow in Global Public Policy, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University 

André Picard
National Public Health Reporter, The Globe and Mail 

The Honourable Brad Wall
Premier of Saskatchewan