Expert’s Corner: Healthcare with Ross Davidson

May 16th, 2016

In thinking about the upcoming 16th Annual Healthcare Summit, I’m excited about engaging in a dialogue on how to transform the quality of BC healthcare delivery in order to produce more effective and efficient healthcare solutions. I want to focus on how technology can help organizations transform in order to thrive in the new ideas […]

Ross Davidson - President, HP Advanced Solutions, VP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Ross Davidson is the Vice President and General Manager for Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) public sector services in British Columbia (BC). In this role, he is responsible for the operations, implementation, and growth of business in BC. Additionally, he serves as the President of HP Advanced Solutions, a subsidiary of HPE, which serves as a […]

Shaken, Not Stirred: Why the Healthcare Industry is Ripe for Disruption

May 16th, 2016

In health IT, we often frame our goals as a checklist of technologies to be acquired rather than focusing on the impact our work has on patients. Impacts that can transform the system, like involving the patient in their care and care planning, reducing wait times, enabling faster and more accurate diagnoses and improving medication […]

Gary Folker - Executive Vice President, Orion Health

Gary Folker is responsible for the strategic planning, ongoing development and growth of Orion Health in Canada. He draws from more than 30 years of experience pioneering healthcare technology in Canada and is ideally positioned to guide business development for the leading eHealth provider. Prior to joining Orion Health in May 2011, Gary was Managing […]

The Journey to Precision Medicine via Personalized Care Plans

May 11th, 2016

There is significant attention and funds invested around the world in pursuit of personalized and precision medicine. What is precision medicine, what role will it play in routine clinical practice and how close are we as Canadians to realizing significant benefits and value? What is precision medicine? Precision medicine is an emerging field in which […]

Susan Anderson - Managing Director for Canada, Orion Health

Ms. Anderson is an accomplished e-health strategist with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare informatics. Most recently, she was the Assistant Deputy Minister and CIO for the Health Information Technology and Systems Division at Alberta Health where she played a pivotal role in transforming Alberta’s healthcare system into one of the most digitally […]

Benjamin Franklin once said, “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”

February 3rd, 2016

If you’re considering training for your employees, you’re probably wondering about the value for your organization. We’ve come to measure return on investment, or ROI, in terms of the financial benefits obtained over a specified time period in return for a specific investment. But training — privacy awareness training in particular — can be difficult […]

Jay Loder - Privacy Consultant, Rouleur Privacy Consulting

Jay is the founder and principal of Rouleur Privacy Consulting, a Vancouver based consulting firm that provides privacy and information management advice and training to both public bodies and private organizations.  Jay is a past Board member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Advisory Board (Canada) and is a present member of their […]

Bette-Jo Hughes, the BC Government CIO is looking forward to spending time at the Privacy and Security Conference, learning and networking.

February 1st, 2016

“This is now the 17th Annual Privacy and Security Conference, and every year I am excited by the new advances and innovations discussed by the thought leaders and specialists who make this Conference a premiere event year after year.  It is a wonderful opportunity for me to talk with so many of the best and […]

Bette-Jo Hughes - Associate Deputy Minister and Government Chief Information Officer, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens' Services, Province of British Columbia

Bette-Jo has been the Chief Information Officer for the Province of British Columbia since October 2012. The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) plays a leadership role in promoting and guiding the management of government information as a strategic business asset, and supporting technology infrastructure as a key enabler of business transformation. Prior to […]