17th Annual International Healthcare Summit An International Think Tank on Innovation and the Future of Healthcare June 26-27, 2017, Kelowna, BC

General Information

Held in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, the 17th Annual International 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 28, 2017) Regular Rate (after April 28, 2017)
Public Sector $475.00 CAD (plus GST) $550.00 CAD (plus GST)
Private Sector $675.00 CAD (plus GST) $750.00 CAD (plus GST)

*If you have attended before please inquire about our alumni rates (valid until March 31, 2017)

Social Media

Stay connected and engaged in the conversation leading up to and during the summit by following along on Twitter. Use the event hashtag to follow others who are already posting, and include it in your tweets to add to the existing discussions. The hashtag for this year’s summit is #HCS17 and our twitter handle is @Reboot_Comm. We would appreciate you sharing your voice with our other followers.

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 1-800-465-4651
1310 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P3



Keynote Speakers

Dr. Turner Billingsley

Chief Medical Officer, InterSystems

Dr. John Glaser

Senior Vice President, Population Health, Cerner

Michael Green

President & CEO, Canada Health Infoway

Dr. Charlotte Hovet

Medical Director, Healthcare Solutions & Consulting, NTT DATA Services, LLC

Dr. Lisa Latts

Deputy Chief Health Officer, IBM Watson Health

Dr. Robert Leviton

Vice President, Quality and Outcomes, Chief Medical Information Officer, Allscripts


Dr. Jenny Basran

Head of Geriatric Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

Dr. Turner Billingsley

Chief Medical Officer, InterSystems

Susan Brown

VP and Chief Operating Officer, Hospitals and Communities, Interior Health

Mike Conroy

President and CEO, Brenda Strafford Foundation

Dr. Pieter Cullis

Director, Life Sciences Institute, University of British Columbia

Dr. Chris Eagle

Board Chair, Alberta Cancer Foundation

Dr. Diane Finegood

Professor, Simon Fraser University

Dan Florizone

President & CEO, Saskatoon Health Region

Gary Folker

Executive Vice President, Canada, Orion Health

Dr. Robert Fraser

President and CEO, Molecular You

Shanti Gidwani

National Senior Director, Healthcare, Cisco Systems Canada

Dr. Kendall Ho

Director, Digital Emergency Medicine, UBC

Dr. Douglas Kingsford

Chief Medical Information Officer and Executive Medical Director, Interior Health

Dr. Victoria Lee

Vice President, Population Health and Chief Medical Health Officer, Fraser Health

Dr. Catalina Lopez-Correa

Chief Scientific Officer & Vice-President Sectors, Genome BC

Dr. Alan Low

Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC; Manager, Reimbursement and Medical Affairs, Servier Canada

Dr. Peter Payne

President & CEO, Innovation Boulevard

Kathryn Seeley

Business Development Director, TELUS Health

Peter Smith

Executive Vice President, Strata Health Solutions

Jo-Ann Tait

Director Elder Care and Palliative Services, Providence Health Care

Valerie Tregillus

Project Director, CYMHSU Collaborative

Shauna Turner

Chief Innovation Officer & EVP, Research, Providence Health Care

Howard Waldner

Former President and CEO, Island Health; Adjunct Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC

Dr. Verna Yiu

President & CEO, Alberta Health Services
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Sunday, June 25, 2017

3:00pm - 5:00pm Lower Foyer


Monday, June 26, 2017

7:30am Lower Foyer


7:30 - 8:30am Grand Foyer

Morning Coffee

8:30am - 8:40am Okanagan Room

Call to Conference

8:40am - 9:15am Okanagan Room Presentation Files Lisa Latts

Keynote Address by IBM: Moving towards the Primary Care Home: Developing the Elements of Success

The health care system is facing a tsunami of challenges, including rising costs, healthcare delivered in silos with lack of coordination or person-centered focus, and data that is not transformed into usable insights. Primary care is at the epicenter of this storm. Transforming primary care requires tools and the ability to implement processes and programs that will enable a person-centered approach. We will look at key elements of practice transformation and what kind of outcomes can be achieved by delivering healthcare that strives to be coordinated, comprehensive and focused on quality and safety. The presentation will show how physician groups were able to transform into Primary Care Homes using tools for care management, improved patient adherence and team based care, leading to closure of quality gaps, more appropriate health care utilization, and lower health care spending.

Presentation Files Lisa Latts

9:15am - 10:30am Okanagan Room

Panel A: Breaking Down the Silos of Healthcare: Crossing Ministry Opportunities and Challenges

The healthcare system has been suffering from fragmentation for much too long. With the current essential components of healthcare at risk of being reduced as a result of focusing on costs in silos, change to integrated models and fewer silos in the healthcare and government systems must be a focus. Current state of technology and innovation provides us with the potential capabilities to access and interpret a large amount of data to make well-informed decisions based on diverse areas which comprise the determinants of health. By recognizing that personal, social, economic and environmental factors influence health status, steps can be taken to better integrate activities and recognize the beneficial impact of investing dollars and effort in one are to provide a long-term sustainable benefit in overall health status. How do we get the various silos to move away from working independently of one another and towards working as a team of coordinated departments that focus on streamlining processes, cutting costs and reforming healthcare? The panel, with blue-sky thinking, will outline potential solutions and approaches which is sure to provoke much debate and discussion throughout the conference.

10:30am - 10:50am Grand Foyer

Morning Break

10:50am - 11:25am Okanagan Room Presentation Files Charlotte Hovet

Keynote Address by NTT DATA Services: Precision Health and Imaging Analytics: Using Archived Images to Identify and Manage the Health Risks of Patients

Precision health involves using an individual’s health data to predict risk and personalize care to substantially improve outcomes. An untapped treasure trove of data resides in diagnostic images. Every digital image shows not only the diagnostic target, but also surrounding structure, tissue and organs. Imaging analytics uses machine vision and artificial intelligence to analyze vast amounts of data and automatically detect patterns and features. When signs of disease or risk for disease are detected, physicians and care managers can be alerted and offer patients appropriate follow up and treatment. This presentation will address the use of computer algorithms to detect incidental findings as a secondary output from existing clinical imaging data, how these findings impact chronic disease management, and the importance of reporting these findings. Precision health depends on the use of all available health data, and requires a coordinated partnership between the radiologist, the primary care physician/team and the patient.

Presentation Files Charlotte Hovet

11:25am - 12:40pm Okanagan Room Presentation Files Douglas Kingsford Victoria Lee Kathryn Seeley

Panel B: Shifting from Acute to Community Based Care: How Can Innovation Support Patient Care Closer to Home?

There is no doubt that if it were practical and supported, patients would like to be cared and treated at home. A recent surge in offerings and capabilities has erupted in the last decade focusing on disruptive technology which not only has changed how people work and view the world, but also in the delivery of healthcare at home. Technology has enabled physicians and healthcare providers to assess, treat and monitor patients from a distance including innovations in residential care and long-term care delivery, a potential cost-effective answer to an increasing and aging population. Settings closer to home, which are community based, are lower cost to maintain while meeting patient’s desires. Whether it is acute, chronic or palliative care, increasingly people are requesting to remain at home rather than be treated in a hospital setting. Shifting from acute to community-based care can greatly reduce the cost of healthcare, how is it possible to make this transition without jeopardizing the high quality or accessibility of our healthcare services?

Presentation Files Douglas Kingsford Victoria Lee Kathryn Seeley

12:40pm - 1:45pm Grand Foyer/Okanagan Room

Networking Luncheon

1:45pm - 2:20pm Okanagan Room Presentation Files Turner Billingsley

Keynote Address by InterSystems: Think Globally, Act Locally: Case Studies in Personalized Population Health Management

Pay for Performance, managed care, bundled payments, and other attempts to change the US healthcare incentive structure are all aimed at addressing the challenge created by aging and chronically ill patient populations. Population health management requires both top down, and bottom up perspectives – we drive aggregate performance by delivering the right care, one patient at a time. This session will explore the elements of an effective personalized population health management strategy through the experience of provider organizations globally.

Presentation Files Turner Billingsley

2:20pm - 3:35pm Okanagan Room Presentation Files Pieter Cullis Robert Fraser Catalina Lopez-Correa

Panel C: Road to Personalized Health Transformation: Issues and Considerations

Personalized medicine has the capacity to revolutionize the healthcare system by detecting the onset of disease at a much earlier stage, delaying the progression of the disease and improving access to treatment, assessing the patient from many different angles using a multitude of resources. However, transforming the way healthcare is delivered requires a team effort by innovators, entrepreneurs, regulators, funders and policymakers. How do we bring these partners to the table to work together to create a system that truly treats the individual while remaining cost effective and attainable?

Presentation Files Pieter Cullis Robert Fraser Catalina Lopez-Correa

3:35pm - 3:55pm Grand Foyer

Afternoon Break

3:55pm - 4:30pm Okanagan Room Presentation Files MIchael Green

Keynote Address: The Evolving Role of Canada Health Infoway

From the outset, Canada Health Infoway’s vision has embraced three key objectives: improving the health of Canadians through innovative digital health solutions; improving access to the health care system while enhancing the patient experience; and ensuring the sustainability of the health care system. While its focus has not wavered, Infoway’s approach has evolved over the years, just as health care in Canada has evolved to acknowledge the important role that patients play in managing their care.

In this presentation, Michael Green will talk about what has changed over the years and what has stayed the same. He will also provide an update about PrescribeITTM, Infoway’s multi-jurisdiction e-prescribing service that will promote medication safety as well as patient and provider convenience.

Presentation Files MIchael Green

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

7:45am - 8:30am Grand Foyer

Morning Coffee

8:30am - 8:35am Okanagan Room

Administrative Announcements

8:35am - 9:10am Okanagan Room Presentation Files John Glaser

Keynote Address by Cerner: Digitizing Health Care Through Population Health Management

Over the past several decades, many industries have experienced the digitization of processes and content – music, banking, retail – today, health care is amid this evolution. Proven strategies of the past will no longer suffice to improve or even maintain the current performance of a health organization. Although electronic health records and health information exchanges have been an essential step forward, there is still a journey ahead. Today the term population health management has become nearly ubiquitous in health care. In this session, we will discuss key information technology considerations within a population health management strategy that are critical to coordinating care across the continuum.

Presentation Files John Glaser

9:10am - 10:20am Okanagan Room Presentation Files Panel D

Panel D: Considerations and Solutions for Healthy Aging

People are living longer than ever before, with the number of “older adults” expected to increase exponentially in the near future. This means drastic changes in how the healthcare system is administered, with older adults who are self-managing multiple chronic illnesses and increasing numbers of people in long-term care settings or at home with support from family and friends. How do we best meet the needs of an aging population and where do we get the resources to fund it?

Presentation Files Panel D

10:20am - 10:35am Grand Foyer

Morning Break

10:35am - 11:10am Okanagan Room Presentation Files Robert Leviton

Keynote Address by Allscripts: Innovations that Inspire Smarter Care

Hospital and healthcare systems globally continually seek to provide high quality care and services to their patients while controlling costs. Showcasing client successes in a number of areas, Dr. Leviton will discuss:
• How to achieve the greatest value from your HIT investment
• How your solutions should improve measurable outcomes
• How technology can be the central focus of your solution as your community focuses on strategic alliances
• The advances in care and improvements in efficiency that your EPR can help you achieve

Presentation Files Robert Leviton

11:10am - 12:25pm Okanagan Room

Panel E: Can the Public Sector Innovate or Do We Need Disruption to Come from the Outside?

Sustainability of Canada’s public health system is at risk and significant systemic changes are required to adopt more population health based strategies and better align incentives between funders, operators and providers.

Governments have powerful tools to stimulate change through policy making regulations and funding, yet it is often said that disruptive innovation in the public sector is an oxymoron - that publicly administered healthcare is a monopoly that lacks motives of competition and profit, and that public healthcare is inherently driven by governments that are risk averse when it comes to explaining potentially failed innovations to voters.

Should we expect innovations required to improve our health system to come from internal forces, or do we need to receive them from external ones?

12:25pm - 12:35pm Okanagan Room

Closing Remarks

12:35pm - 1:30pm On the Patio

Networking Luncheon

Platinum Sponsors

VIP Dinner Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

Conference Sponsors & 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 $230/night for conference delegates. To book a room online please go to:

Book your room at the special conference rate – 17th Annual Healthcare Summit

If booking a room by phone please quote “Reboot 17th Annual Healthcare Conference”. Please note that this room block ends May 31, 2017.

Contact Information for the Delta Grand Okanagan:

Reservations: 250-763-4500 or 1-800-465-4651
1310 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9P3



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