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Advancing Care 2014 Peer Leader Symposium: Optimizing the Use and Value of Digital Health

In 2014, Infoway hosted the “Advancing Care: Optimizing the Use and Value of Digital Health” Symposium.  The event brought together clinicians, patients, and other health care leaders to discuss how health and health care can be improved by optimizing the use and value of digital health.


Participants brought rich and varied experiences - sharing their insights and learnings to discuss the leadership, quality, change management and professional practice considerations that are essential to continued adoption of technology in clinical practice, including:

  • The role of health care leaders in optimizing the use and value of digital solutions;
  • How digital health can help to address the key quality and sustainability challenges;
  • Approaches that will drive change through advanced use of digital health; and
  • Advancing professional practice through digital health

Click here to view the Advancing Care: Optimizing the Use and Value of Digital Health summary report. 

Symposium Highlights

See videos and download presentations from International and Canadian thought leaders who participated at this year’s Advancing Care Symposium.

 Keynote:  Protecting Patients’ Continuity of Care: Greg’s Story

  • David Price, Greg Price’s Father
  • Dr. Ward Flemons, Professor of Medicine, University of Calgary; Medical Advisor, Health Quality Council of Alberta

Keynote: International Session

  • Dr. Joshua Seidman, Independent Consultant, The Brookings Institution Accountable Care Organization Learning Network

Panel: Looking ahead – Opportunities for Improving Quality with Digital Health

  • Ms. Maureen McTeer, Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Ottawa; Former Co-Chair, National Expert Commission, Canadian Nurses Association
  • Mr. Stéphane Robichaud, Chief Executive Officer, New Brunswick Health Council
  • Dr. Susan Shaw, Board Chair, Saskatchewan Health Quality Council
  • Dr. Joshua Tepper, President and Chief Executive Officer, Health Quality Ontario

Panel: Canadian Experiences in Improving Use of Digital Health to Deliver Clinical Value

  • Dr. Leo Wong, Peer Mentor & Member of Clinical Advisory Group, Physician Information Technology Office (PITO); Chair, Langley Division of Family Practice; Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of British Columbia
  • Ms. Brigitte Mettler, Regional Lead, Northern British Columbia, PITO
  • Dr. Jeremy Theal, Chief Medical Information Officer and Staff Gastroenterologist, North York General Hospital

Press play to view all of the sessions presented at the Symposium.  Click on the Playlist Icon (top left corner) to navigate to each session.

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