14th Annual Healthcare Summit Jun 26-27, 2014, Kelowna, BC

General Information

Held in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, the 14th Annual Healthcare Summit is a forum that allows 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.

Target Audience

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

Conference Rates*

Early Bird Rate (before April 30, 2014) Regular Rate (after April 30, 2014)
Public Sector $325.00 CAD (plus GST) $400.00 CAD (plus GST)
Private Sector $550.00 CAD (plus GST) $750.00 CAD (plus GST)

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Speakers

Roseann Anderson

VP, Finance, eHealth Saskatchewan

John Bethel

Partner, Leader – Canadian Health Practice, Ernst & Young LLP

Dr. Bruce C. Carleton

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

Brady Davis

Director, Healthcare Strategy & Innovation, Oracle

Asif Dhar

Principal & Chief Medical Informatics Officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Dr. Chris Eagle

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Health Services

Shanti Gidwani

National Senior Director, Healthcare, Cisco Systems Canada

Shelley Gilberg

Vice President and Partner, BC Public Sector & Canadian Healthcare Leader, IBM Canada

Dennis Giokas

Chief Technology Officer, Canada Health Infoway

Jeff Good

Project Director, Partnerships BC

Nick Grant

Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Health Sector Planning and Innovation Division, Ministry of Health, Province of British Columbia

Dr. Robert Halpenny

President & CEO, Interior Health

Colin Hansen

Former Cabinet Minister, Province of British Columbia

Bette-Jo Hughes

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

Dave Ingram

Chief Project Officer, BC Children’s and BC Women’s Redevelopment Project

Michael B. Jackson

Director, Healthcare / Public Sector Strategy, Adobe Systems

John Jacobson

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services, Province of British Columbia

Lindsay Kislock

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

Honourable Terry Lake

Minister of Health, Province of British Columbia

Samantha Liscio

Managing Director, IT Strategy, Accenture

Norma Malanowich

Chief Project Officer, Interior Health Authority

Dr. Greg Massey

Senior Analytical Consultant, SAS

Elaine McKnight

Associate Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health, Province of British Columbia

David J. Mosher

Director, RelayHealth, McKesson Canada

Marcia Nelson

Deputy Minister of Infrastructure, Alberta Government

Dr. John Reeves

SVP Pharma Sales, NexJ Systems Inc.

Doug Rogers

Director, Population Health Sales, Cerner Corporation

Michael Rose

Vice President, Business Engineering, CGI

Stephen Saunders

Master Health Architect, Global Healthcare, CGI

Dr. John Shepherd

Former Director, Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC, UBC / Board Member, Genome BC

Paul Sulkers

Healthcare Industry Executive, IBM Canada

John Waldron

Director, Enterprise Architecture, Provincial Health Services Authority

Tracy Wasylak

Senior Provincial Officer, Strategic Clinical Networks, Alberta Health Services

Dave Wattling

Vice-President and General Manager, Enterprise Solutions, TELUS
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*Invited Speaker

Thursday, June 26, 2014

8:45-9:05 Presentation Files Setting Priorities for the B.C. Health System

Keynote Address: Setting Priorities for the B.C. Health System

In 2009, British Columbia implemented the transformative Innovation and Change Agenda (ICA), a focused, coordinated, system-wide strategy designed to drive meaningful change in the health sector. As the ICA matured, successful foundational strategies were put in place, cost savings were achieved, and significant advancements were made in numerous service areas. Yet challenges remain, and in February 2014, B.C. released Setting Priorities for the B.C. Health Sector, our refreshed strategic vision for the province. Acting as a guiding framework for planning and service delivery decisions across the sector, Setting Priorities builds on the successes of recent years and sets out the vision for achieving high quality, patient-focused care in a sustainable health system for the future.

Presentation Files Setting Priorities for the B.C. Health System

Presentation Files 10 Polarites (or 40 Years)

Keynote Address: Polarities in Healthcare

Over the past 20 years, investments in healthcare in Canada have not produced the expected improvement in outcomes, especially when compared to other OECD countries. There is an urgent need to re-establish Canada’s competitive position as a healthcare leader. Too much investment has been short term in nature and has not addressed fundamental issues. Using a framework based on 10 polarities, this presentation will refocus the audience on fundamental issues to start on a path to recovery.

Presentation Files 10 Polarites (or 40 Years)

Presentation Files The Internet of Everything and Healthcare

Keynote Address: The Internet of Everything and How it Will Transform Healthcare

Get a fresh look at the importance and benefits of video, telehealth, and patient engagement. Shanti will explain the difference between the Internet of Things and the Internet of Everything, how it will change our world, and how healthcare will be affected, from the hospital to the home

Presentation Files Global Healthcare Outlook Population Health and Big Data Big Data: The Use of Analytics to Bend the Cost Curve and Deliver Effective Health Services for Patients

Panel: Big Data: The Use of Analytics to Bend the Cost Curve and Deliver Effective Health Services for Patients

This panel of esteemed experts will discuss how data and innovation has impacted Healthcare on a global basis and what we can expect to see in the future, both globally and in Canada.

The panelists will focus on a number of key topics that provide a perspective on how the use of big data, data analytics and innovation has helped deliver health services and improved population health research. Our panelists will also provide perspectives on the future and how these “next generation” capabilities will impact us. Can we truly impact healthcare or is the challenge too large? Can we bend the cost curve while improving health outcomes?

Presentation Files Global Healthcare Outlook Population Health and Big Data Big Data: The Use of Analytics to Bend the Cost Curve and Deliver Effective Health Services for Patients

Presentation Files Managing the Complexity and Opportunity

Keynote Address: Digital Health – Managing the Complexity and Opportunity

Healthcare delivery and transformation are both enabled by and being driven by emerging health information technology. These technologies and new user requirements afford many opportunities, but at the same time introduce a lot of complexity. This talk will cover both the opportunity and the considerations one must factor into digital health strategic plans. The strategic plans apply to digital health planners and funders, end users (including consumers) and solution vendors.

Presentation Files Managing the Complexity and Opportunity

Presentation Files The Role of the Public Health System in the Age of an Engaged Patient

Panel: The Role of the Public Health System in the Age of an Engaged Patient

Current evidence links patient engagement to improved health outcomes. Strong partnerships between patients, families and clinicians can improve patients’ health status, reduce the use of healthcare resources, drive quality improvement measures such as wait times and medication safety and create a more responsive system focused on the patient’s needs.
To attract and engage patients in their own care demands clarity between the roles of the patient and clinicians in managing to a “single source or truth.” It also requires effective integration of information across the healthcare continuum, including physicians, pharmacies, laboratories, specialists and others who support the patient in their diagnosis and treatment plan. This panel will explore the challenges we face in reaching this level of integration and the role of the public healthcare system in increasing citizen engagement.
As well, this panel will explore the potential shift in funding models which may incent patients to better manage their health outcomes.

Presentation Files The Role of the Public Health System in the Age of an Engaged Patient

Presentation Files Is it time for Personalized Medicine in Patient Care

Keynote Address: Is it time for Personalized Medicine in Patient Care?

The consequences for patients who experience severe adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are catastrophic. While some ADRs result in death, others lead to permanent disability, treatment cessation, or reduced medication adherence. In the past decade, huge technological advances have been made to help explain how a person will respond to certain medications based on their genes. These advances present an opportunity for clinicians and scientists to incorporate this new information into patient care. Although many challenges remain, this work is already improving patient outcomes and reducing harm through a coordinated network in Canada and throughout the world.

Presentation Files Is it time for Personalized Medicine in Patient Care

Friday, June 27, 2014

Presentation Files Genomics in Health, Environment, and the Economy: Opportunities and Challenges

Keynote Address: Genomics in Health, Environment, and the Economy: Opportunities and Challenges

There has been an explosion in research and increasing practical utility of information derived from the study of the genomes of humans and other species. In healthcare this has led to such diverse outcomes such as testing for disease susceptibility, monitoring of treatment, and potential for the modification of the genome to prevent or treat disease. Concurrent developments in health-related fields such as environmental monitoring, remediation of industrial sites, genomics of food, and other areas which are just beginning to be explored add further impetus to our need to understand the potential role of these powerful tools. At the same time, as healthcare leaders, we need to understand the pitfalls of focusing on only selected areas and be able to provide our researchers with guidance to ensure that their efforts link with society’s needs, acceptable cost/benefit returns, and improved population health outcomes. Genome BC works with all levels of government, healthcare organizations, and researchers to ensure that the promises of genomic research are realized for all Canadians while respecting fiscal realities and the need to balance various factors.

Presentation Files Genomics in Health, Environment, and the Economy: Opportunities and Challenges

Presentation Files New Global Leading Practice: Managed Medical Technology Services

Keynote Address: Building Capacity to Realize the Digital Health Vision

You have completed your digital strategic plan, yet it will take another generation for the vision to be realized. There is limited capacity within governments, health enterprises, and agencies to allocate resources (funds, people, time) to enable the transformations towards a Smart…Digital… Patient Centred or Cost Effective…Vision. Those enterprises (jurisdictions, countries) that do will attract the talent to realize their vision. Enterprises that transform will better engage staff, health planners, researchers and consumers. This address will provide leading global examples, including some secret sauce, of building capacity.

Presentation Files New Global Leading Practice: Managed Medical Technology Services

Presentation Files Cost Effective Ways of Rebuilding Healthcare’s Infrastructure

Closing Panel: Cost Effective Ways of Rebuilding Healthcare’s Infrastructure

Over the last decade, the Province of BC in partnership with the Health Authorities, Partnerships BC and the Private sector have made great strides in rebuilding critical facilities across British Columbia to meet the increasing demand on our healthcare system. It takes a large dedicated community of interests to design, build, finance and run these new facilities. This panel will explore several perspectives of this Public-Private-Partnership model from both BC and Alberta.

Presentation Files Cost Effective Ways of Rebuilding Healthcare’s Infrastructure

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