13th Annual Western Canadian Healthcare Summit Jun 24-25, 2013, Kelowna, BC

General Information

Held in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, the 13th Annual Western Canadian Healthcare Summit is a forum that allows Western Canadian healthcare officials, senior policy makers, and the private sector to meet and discuss the ways in which government transforms the quality healthcare delivery arena to produce effective and efficient solutions.

This conference brings together many of the best subject matter experts in the field to share case studies, cutting edge policy, programs, research and technologies aimed at successful collaboration within shared services and the healthcare industry. It also provides sponsoring companies the opportunity to showcase their newest products and latest innovations.

2013 Conference Themes

  • Citizen Centered Services
  • BC’s Services Card
  • Mobility from a TeleHealth Perspective
  • Big Data & Analytics
  • Going Lean in Healthcare
  • Change Agents from Across Western Canada


Target Audience

  • Federal, provincial and regional healthcare officials
  • Senior policy makers
  • Intelligence and technology officials
  • Academics
  • Healthcare professionals


Conference Rates

Public Sector $400.00 CAD (plus GST)
Private Sector $750.00 CAD (plus GST)

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Rob Ayoub

Security Strategist, Fortinet Technologies Inc.

Bonnie Blakley

Vice President, People and Partnerships, Saskatoon Health Authority

Dr. Bruce C. Carleton

Professor and Chair, Division of Translational Therapeutics, Department of Pediatrics, University of British Columbia

Heather Davidson

Assistant Deputy Minister, Planning and Innovation Division, Ministry of Health, Province of BC

Jim Eckler

COO, Health Shared Services BC

Ian Fish

Canadian Lead for Connected Healthcare Offering, Accenture & former CIO, Manitoba e-Health

Mal Griffin

Chief Information Officer and Corporate Director, Service Innovation, Interior Health

Bette-Jo Hughes

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

Lydia Hwitsum

Chairperson, Board of Directors, First Nations Health Authority

Lindsay Kislock

Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Sector IM/IT, Ministry of Health, Province of BC

David Levine

President & CEO, DL Consulting; former CEO, Montreal Health Region

Jeff Mackey

Director, Western Canada – Lean Practice, Fujitsu

Perry Martin

Senior Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Health, Government of Saskatchewan

Chris Mazurkewich

President and CEO, Interior Health Authority

Joseph Mendez

Vice President, Innovation, Information Management Services & Chief Information Officer

Dr. Sarah Muttitt

Senior Provincial Director – Clinical Information Systems, Alberta Health Services

Giles Newman

Partner, KPMG Advisory - Founder, Babybear International

Barbara Pitts

Senior Vice President, Priorities and Performance, Alberta Health Services

Dr. Brad Popovich

Genome British Columbia, Chief Scientific Officer

Jennifer Rees-Jones

Senior Privacy Investigator, PIPEDA Investigations Branch, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Stephen Saunders

Master Health Architect, Global Healthcare, CGI

Jay Schlosar

Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Initiatives Division, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services

Eugene Schneller

Co-director & Founder, Health Sector Supply Chain Research Consortium, Arizona State University

Anne-Marie Visockas

VP Financial Planning, Alberta Health Services

Dave Wattling

Vice-President and General Manager, Enterprise Solutions, TELUS

Ella Young

Director, Care Continuum and Actuarial Analytics, Vancouver Coastal Health
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Monday, June 24, 2013

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Health Delivery Across Western Canada

Healthcare leaders from across Western Canada will share their stories of challenges and visions in the search for effective and efficient healthcare delivery throughout Western Canada.

Presentation Files Better Quality, Better Outcomes, Better Value Innovation and Change in the BC Health System

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The Launch of BC's Services Card

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End-to-End Security for Modern Healthcare Organizations

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