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What is Immersive Tech?

January 24th, 2017

From programs that categorize cancer cells to apps that let you try on virtual makeup, it seems like everyone is diving into virtual (VR), augmented (AR), and mixed reality (MR). These technologies are so closely linked it’s hard to talk about one without the others – in fact, some companies are even creating merged reality […]

Mack Flavelle - Founder, Hammer & Tusk; Instigator, Axiom Zen

Mack Flavelle is the founder of Hammer & Tusk, the online community for immersive entertainment. Hammer & Tusk builds immersive content. In 2015 Hammer & Tusk was acquired by Axiom Zen where Mack plays a leadership role on the product and marketing teams. Axiom Zen was named one of Canada’s most innovative companies of 2016 […]

Canadian Healthcare System Readiness for Patient-Centred Care

June 23rd, 2016

I have been blessed in my life to have engaged and collaborated with many providers of care both in Canada, and around the world, and I have yet to meet anyone who does not care deeply about their patients and the state of their health.  The BC Ministry of Health  says the following: “Patient-centred care […]

Tara Mahoney - Healthcare Practice Leader, Senior Director, Avaya

Tara is Avaya’s Practice Leader and Sr. Director for Healthcare. Tara has experience consulting with health systems globally, developing best practices and use cases leveraging communications technologies such as mobile care team coordination tools, video consultation, multimedia contact centre solutions to improve healthcare workflow, patient outcome and provider communications. She gets her energy from working […]

Expert’s Corner: Healthcare Q&A with John Matheson

May 31st, 2016

What is your prediction for healthcare technology in 2016? Technology will continue to make a sizeable impact on two broad fronts.  Firstly, most health organisations are still in the process of removing their dependency on paper records and joining silos of information. Organisations will continue to invest heavily in technology that will enable them to […]

John Matheson - Director of Health Finance, eHealth and Analytics, Scottish Government

John Matheson was Director of Finance, eHealth and Analytics within the Scottish Government Health & Social Care Directorates (SGHD) (£13bn budget) from July 2008 until his retiral in January 2016. Prior to that he was Director of Finance within NHS Lothian for 20 years. He was awarded the prestigious title of Finance Director of the […]

Expert’s Corner: Healthcare Q&A with Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa

May 31st, 2016

What is your prediction for healthcare in Canada in 2016? Canada has a great opportunity to be one of the world’s leaders in implementing innovative approaches and cutting edge technologies, such as genomics, into the healthcare system. Having a single-payer system is key to coordinating the implementation of genomics into the healthcare system. Over the […]

Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa - Vice President, Sector Development and CSO, Genome BC

In January 2016, Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa joined Genome BC as Vice President, Sector Development and CSO. With over 18 years of international experience in both the academic and private sectors, Dr. Lopez-Correa brings her deep understanding of genomics to the Genome BC leadership team. Dr. Lopez-Correa holds an MD from UPB University in Colombia, a […]

Expert’s Corner: Healthcare Q&A with Dr. Diane Finegood

May 27th, 2016

In anticipation of the 16th Annual Healthcare Summit, Reboot is excited to present “Expert’s Corner”, a series of blog posts featuring outstanding healthcare leaders and professionals who will be speaking at the summit in June. Watch for a glimpse of what the Healthcare Summit is all about…We had the opportunity to ask Dr. Diane Finegood, […]

Dr. Diane Finegood - Professor, Simon Fraser University

Dr. Diane T. Finegood is an experienced research leader and strategic visionary with an exceptional track record of heading provincial and national leading-edge health research organizations. She served as President & CEO of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (2012-2016) and inaugural scientific director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Nutrition, […]