16th Annual Healthcare Summit Innovation and Evidence-Based Best Practices June 27-28, 2016, Kelowna, BC

General Information

Held in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, the 16th 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 29, 2016) Regular Rate (after April 29, 2016)
Public Sector $475.00 CAD (plus GST) $550.00 CAD (plus GST)
Private Sector $675.00 CAD (plus GST) $750.00 CAD (plus GST)

The Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre

Ideally located on the shores of majestic Okanagan Lake, this destination resort and conference centre was recently ranked among the Top Waterfront Hotels in Canada by Canoe.ca. Nestled in the heart of Canada’s wine country, our Kelowna hotel boasts 390 guest rooms, villas and suites, offering city, lake or mountain views. Visit the nearby vineyards and wineries for exclusive tastings or, depending on the season, enjoy a day of skiing, golfing, boating or cycling with spectacular views of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding mountains.

Contact Information for the Delta Grand Okanagan:

Reservations: 250-763-4500 or 1-888-890-3222
1310 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P3
Canada

 

Keynote Speakers

Gary Christensen

General Manager, States and Public Sector, InterSystems Corporation

Dr. Paul Grundy

Chief Medical Officer and Director, Healthcare Transformation, IBM Corporation

Tara Mahoney

Healthcare Practice Leader, Senior Director, Avaya

John Matheson

Director of Health Finance, eHealth and Analytics, Scottish Government

Anjanish Shekhar

Client Partner Healthcare, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Speakers

Mary Ackenhusen

President and CEO, Vancouver Coastal Health

Susan Anderson

Managing Director for Canada, Orion Health

Carol Bellringer

Auditor General of BC

Dr. Brendan Byrne

Chief Innovation Officer, TELUS Health

Gary Christensen

General Manager, States and Public Sector, InterSystems Corporation

Grant Christie

Director, Healthcare Products & Analytics, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Dr. Martin Dawes

Professor and Head, Department of Family Practice, UBC, Director & Co-Founder, Personalized Medicine Initiative

Dr. Chris Eagle

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, Alberta Health Services

Dr. Diane Finegood

Professor, Simon Fraser University

Shanti Gidwani

National Senior Director, Healthcare, Cisco Systems Canada

Michael Green

President & CEO, Canada Health Infoway

Dr. Paul Grundy

Chief Medical Officer and Director, Healthcare Transformation, IBM Corporation

Stephen Helm

Senior Product Marketing Manager, Gemalto

Dr. Kendall Ho

Director, Digital Emergency Medicine, UBC

Honourable Terry Lake

Minister of Health, Province of British Columbia

Ron Lees

Director, Public Sector Advisory, MNP

Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa

Vice President, Sector Development and CSO, Genome BC

Tara Mahoney

Healthcare Practice Leader, Senior Director, Avaya

Erwin Malzer

Board Chair, Interior Health

John Matheson

Director of Health Finance, eHealth and Analytics, Scottish Government

Michael Matthews

Healthcare Analytics Leader, IBM Canada

Chris Mazurkewich

President and CEO, Interior Health Authority

Dr. Kimberlyn McGrail

Scientific Director, Population Data BC; Associate Professor, UBC School of Population and Public Health

Dr. W. Robert McMaster

Vice President Research, Vancouver Coastal Health; Executive Director, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute; Interim Executive Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

Dwight Nelson

Former President & CEO at Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region; Former CEO at Headwaters Health Authority

Penny Rae

Chief Information Officer, Alberta Health Services

Yoel Robens-Paradise

VP, Clinical Systems Transformation and Health Information Management, Providence Health Care

Anjanish Shekhar

Client Partner Healthcare, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Shawn Surber

Lead Architect & Evangelist, Healthcare, Fortinet

Howard Waldner

Dean of the School of Health and Public Safety, SAIT; Former President & CEO, Island Health
Print Agenda

*Invited Speaker

Sunday, June 26, 2016

3:00 - 5:00 Lower Foyer

Registration

Monday, June 27, 2016

7:30 - 8:30 Lower Foyer

Registration

7:30 - 8:30 Grand Foyer

Morning Coffee

8:15 – 8:25 Okanagan Room

Call to Conference

8:25 – 8:35 Okanagan Room

Opening Address

8:35 – 9:20 Okanagan Room Presentation Files

Keynote Address

Scotland's focus on reforming public services began with a recognition of the economic, demographic, health and cultural challenges facing the country.

The strategic response was a joined up approach across the whole of the public sector, as well as with the private sector, focused on creating a more successful nation with opportunities for all through sustainable economic growth.

Scotland's eHealth strategic aims have been developed to support the delivery of its overall strategy with explicit outcome focused milestones and sound proportionate governance, learning from and sharing innovative approaches across the world.

Presentation Files

9:20 – 10:30 Okanagan Room

PANEL A: Managing Complexity: Do We Need New Models to Ensure the Benefits of Large Scale/System Transformation?

The costs and benefits from large-scale complex system transformation projects are initially assessed through a procurement process that was built for much less complex projects. Simple projects can easily be “properly managed” through planning, regulation and an orderly process. Managerial and technical approaches work well. But, complex projects are different from simple projects and they require more social considerations, which benefit from ongoing negotiation and dialogue on the problem definition and best solution. Could new methods/models for procurement, governance and accountability improve our collective return on investment?

10:30 – 10:50 Grand Foyer

Morning Break (Sponsored by Astra Zeneca)

10:50 – 12:15 Okanagan Room Presentation Files

PANEL B: Personalized Medicine: Is the Healthcare System Ready for It?

Personalized or precision medicine is being driven in part by our growing capacity to generate and handle large amounts of genomic and other “omic” data. It holds the promise of a health care system that delivers the “right treatment to the right patient at the right time”. The paradigm for health is changing, whether we want it to or not and systems built based on the “one treatment for most people at the same time” model with data from randomized controlled trials will need to change. What do we need to be doing to adapt?

Presentation Files

12:15 – 1:30 Grand Foyer

Networking Luncheon

1:30 –2:05 Okanagan Room Presentation Files

Keynote Address by IBM: A Person Centered Health Home: the Foundation of Transformation

While healthcare systems struggle to address the chronic disease epidemic and its relentless cost pressures, our doctors are struggling to make sense of ever-increasing volumes of patient data. Luckily, using Cognitive computing methods, we are now able to analyze healthcare data and infuse it with a level of intelligence never before available. This will do for doctors’ minds what X-ray and medical imaging have done for their vision - by turning data into actionable information.

The Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model happens when clinicians step up to comprehensive relationship-based care, empowered by tools to manage this data and to communicate effectively with patients and the care team. This move to PCMH requires a team that delivers population health management; patient-centered prevention; and coordinated, 24/7 care that is fully integrated across the care delivery system. PCMH happens when the specialists in Family and Community Medicine wake up every morning and ask the question: ‘with data, how will my team improve the health of my community today?’

Presentation Files

2:05 – 3:30 Okanagan Room

PANEL C: Innovation and Practice-Based Evidence in Healthcare

Canada is the original home to many healthcare innovations but most are not tested or sold to us until other countries have derived benefit from adopting them in their systems. We should probably be considered a “late adopter” of innovation. One reason for this dynamic is the lack of opportunity to test and improve innovations in our own healthcare systems.

3:30 – 3:50 Grand Foyer

Afternoon Break

3:50 – 4:25 Okanagan Room Presentation Files

Keynote Address by Avaya: The Digital Transformation of Healthcare Technology and Its Impact on the Provider and Patient Experience

Research conducted during the 10 year period of 1995-2005 has demonstrated that ineffective team communication is the root cause for nearly 66 percent of all medical errors.

In this session we will discuss what healthcare providers are doing to provide better access and to healthcare, enrich the patient experience and reduce operating costs leveraging better communications technologies.

We will explore use cases and health system deployments that include:
• Using Mobile Care Team Coordination Tools to provide better team consultation, a reduction in the - 7+ km a day - nurse walks, bring in expertise including translators at bedside…
• Drive better patient and provider access to services with Customer Experience Management, enable tele-remote health for nurse triage for reduction of strain on acute facilities, maximize reimbursements, reduce no shows and ill prepared shows - 3% no shows for a 700 bed hospital = $11+M a year in reimbursements. Provide the care team with reliable, traceable locating services. Provide evidence based post discharge support.
• Reduce Hospital Admissions for Chronic Care Patients by providing better Remote Consultation tools - Veterans Affairs achieved a 19% reduction in hospital visits. Better enable community nurses and primary care physicians with interactions with acute care and experts.
• Ensure Network readiness for the internet of things in healthcare with better security, management and access.

Presentation Files

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

7:45 – 8:30 Grand Foyer

Morning Coffee

8:15 – 8:20 Okanagan Room

Administrative Announcements

8:20 – 8:30 Okanagan Room

Opening Remarks

8:30 – 9:05 Okanagan Room Presentation Files

Keynote Address by Hewlett Packard Enterprise: Innovation & Transformation in Healthcare

Globally there are several examples of how technology has enabled practitioners and the broader health community to improve patient outcomes and the general health and wellbeing of citizens. The path to successful technology enabled transformation is however often beset with challenges and there are variations in digital maturity, adoption and exploitation. As the saying goes, if we keep doing the same things we'll keep getting the same results. In the rapidly advancing current day, we must approach our challenges differently to a) envision the successful future, b) assemble the pieces accordingly and c) execute, paving the way for a sustainable model of transformation and ongoing innovation. As leaders, what are some of the lessons learned, innovations and best practices that can assist us to refocus our minds and approaches in order to achieve tangible and sustainable improvement in the quality, and effectiveness of care delivery.

Presentation Files

9:05 –10:15 Okanagan Room Presentation Files

PANEL D: Unlocking the Value of Canadian Health Data

Canada, and BC in particular, likes to pride itself on having fantastic stores of health data, but because researchers cannot get access and systems are not in place for practitioners and policy makers to get real time access and feedback, we are rapidly losing ground to other jurisdictions. Concerns over privacy, security and appropriate use of data for the public good are barriers to access for both the public and private sectors. What do we need to do to unlock the value of Canadian health data? How can the tools and techniques of big data analytics, privacy by design, etc. be applied so as to transform healthcare?

Presentation Files

10:15 – 10:35 Grand Foyer

Morning Break

10:35 – 11:10 Okanagan Room

Keynote Address by InterSystems: Liberating Healthcare Information from Silos

How can we bring together information from across the now-distributed healthcare system to better care for patients, to better optimize for results, and to better manage the healthcare enterprise? This presentation will explore how the U.S. healthcare system is creating urgency around “liberating” healthcare information from the traditional silos. Interoperability is the means to an end, but not the goal itself.

11:10 - 11:15 Okanagan Room

Presentation: Accelerating Health Innovation: Pacific Health Innovation eXchange

The Pacific Health Innovation eXchange (PHIX) will advance health innovations -- ideas, devices and processes -- and help ensure the most efficient commercialization and implementation of research results. PHIX is a collaboration among Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI), VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation, University of British Columbia (UBC) and Providence Health Care (PHC).

11:15 – 12:25 Okanagan Room

PANEL E: Health Authority CEOs’ Panel

12:25 – 12:35 Okanagan Room

Closing Remarks

12:35 – 1:30 On the Patio

Networking Luncheon - Sponsored by FireEye

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Conference Sponsors and Event Partners

The Delta Grand Okanagan Resort & Conference Centre

Ideally located on the shores of majestic Okanagan Lake, this destination resort and conference centre was recently ranked among the Top Waterfront Hotels in Canada by Canoe.ca. Nestled in the heart of Canada’s wine country, our Kelowna hotel boasts 390 guest rooms, villas and suites, offering city, lake or mountain views. Visit the nearby vineyards and wineries for exclusive tastings or, depending on the season, enjoy a day of skiing, golfing, boating or cycling with spectacular views of Okanagan Lake and the surrounding mountains.

The Delta Grand Okanagan Resort is offering a special conference rate of $223/night for conference delegates. To book a room online please go to:

Book your room at the special conference rate – 16th Annual Healthcare Summit

If booking a room by phone please quote “Reboot 16th Annual Healthcare Conference”. Please note that this room block ends May 27, 2016.

Contact Information for the Delta Grand Okanagan:

Reservations: 250-763-4500 or 1-888-890-3222
1310 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P3
Canada

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ylwok-delta-grand-okanagan/

 

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We want to make getting approval to attend the 16th Annual Healthcare Summit a simple process. Think about your organization and how it directly aligns to the conference content, and be strategic by emphasizing the benefits your attendance will contribute. This conference offers a unique opportunity to connect with industry leaders, gain knowledge of evidence-based best practices, and network with potential to build new business. We have attached a sample letter and expense breakdown sheet for your use, and we also recommend that you create a post-conference action plan outlining how you will educate your coworkers.

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