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Laurie Proulx

Vice President, Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance

Laurie Proulx has lived with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis for over 25 years and it is her experiences that led her to the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA) where she advocates for increased arthritis awareness and the adoption of more inclusive, patient-centred policies and practices. As a Board member and Vice-President, she represents the patient voice on various health and social policy issues and leads projects to support people with arthritis navigate pregnancy and parenting and participation in the workplace. She also works extensively as a patient partner in research and as a Patient Advisor to the 2019 Partnership Conference.

Facebook Live Sessions at the 2019 Infoway Partnership Conference

We were joined by some of our speakers on Facebook Live during the 2019 Infoway Partnership Conference in Ottawa. View the videos below to hear our discussions about various topics, including artificial intelligence, mental health and social determinants of health.

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Tracie Risling

RN, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Saskatchewan

Tracie Risling RN, PhD is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan and the President-Elect of the Canadian Nursing Informatics Association. Her patient-oriented program of health informatics research includes study on AI, social media, co-design, and patient access and use of electronic health records. Dr. Risling explores how health technologies, in particular those that provide data access, influence patient empowerment and engagement. Her most recent work includes an examination of digital determinants of health and intervention design with several diverse patient groups exploring potential barriers to their full participation in our digital health future.

2019 Infoway Partnership Conference Webcast

Join this year’s Partnership Conference without leaving your office. We will be streaming some sessions live so you don’t miss out … and it’s free!

Infoway will be webcasting the following sessions:

November 12th

8:30-8:55 a.m. ET

  • Land Acknowledgement
    Reta Gordon, Métis Elder
  • Opening Remarks by Carly Weeks (MC)
    Carly Weeks, National Health Reporter at the Globe and Mail
  • Welcome Remarks by Dr. Stephen Lucas 
    Stephen Lucas, Deputy Minister of Health, Health Canada

9:00-9:25 a.m. ET

  • Opening Keynote - My "Newfoundland Fairytale"
    Paula Corcoran-Jacobs, Provincial Executive Director, CHANNAL

9:30-10:10 a.m. ET

  • Leadership Session – Rethinking Healthcare for the Second Era of the Digital Age
    Don Tapscott, C.M., B.A., B.Sc, M.Ed, LLD., Executive Chairman, Blockchain Research Institute

November 13th

8:45-9:15 a.m. ET

  • Opening Keynote - Setting the Stage for the Future: Remarks by Michael Green
    Michael Green, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canada Health Infoway

9:15-9:30 a.m. ET

  • Q&A with Carly Weeks

9:30-9:50 a.m. ET

  • Keynote: Canada’s Health Care System: The Next Four Years
    Carly Weeks, National Health Reporter at the Globe and Mail 

Please refer to the program to read more about these sessions.

Supporting the Ottawa community - Shepherds of Good Hope

shephards of good hopeThe 2019 Infoway Partnership Conference takes place in Ottawa, and Infoway is pleased to give back to our host city. Local not-for-profit Shepherds of Good Hope (SGH) supports Ottawa’s homeless and most vulnerable citizens by providing housing and medical care. Assisting this work is Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull, former Chief of Staff at the Ottawa Hospital and speaker at the 2019 Infoway Partnership Conference. Together, SGH and Dr. Turnbull are working to combat the current opioid crisis through much-needed supervised injection sites and substance use treatments.

We welcome you to join us in supporting SGH and their valuable work. Donations to a Go Fund Me Fundraiser and physical item donations are being accepted at the conference.

Needed items for donation:

  • Coffee, Jam, Peanut butter, Cereal, Spices
  • Mugs (no glassware)
  • Soup bowls (small)
  • Cutlery
  • Towels
  • Single/double sized bedding (sheets, pillowcases)
  • Blankets
  • Food vouchers
  • Gift cards, (coffee, fast food, grocery stores, pharmacies, etc.)
  • Taxi vouchers

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Amie Dlouhy

Director of Project Delivery and Learning & Development, Sobeys

Amie Dlouhy is the Director of Project Delivery and Learning & Development for Sobeys Related Businesses, which includes 425 pharmacies under 7 banners across the country. Amie has over 12 years’ experience specializing in project delivery, customer experience design, process design and innovation. As part of her role at Sobeys, she supports Pharmacy Operations in achieving business outcomes through effective alignment of their people, process and technology. Amie holds a business degree (management), her PMP (Project Management Professional) designation and a Black Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma.

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Ian Lording

Senior Director, Relationship Management for PrescribeIT®, Canada Health Infoway

Ian is responsible for community pharmacy and prescriber adoption and execution of PrescribeIT® – Canada’s national electronic prescribing service. Ian has more than 20 years of industry experience in a variety of organizations encompassing procurement, supply chain, IT, pharmacy services and retail operations. From the early days of creating a pre-Internet bulletin board service at the age of 13, to becoming a licensed pharmacist in 1998, his goal and passion continues to be focused on better leveraging digital solutions to improve health outcomes for all Canadians.

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Jane Holden

CPA CA, Executive Director, Special Projects, Canada Health Infoway

Jane Holden is a global award-winning expert in project, program and portfolio management. A chartered accountant by training, Jane is a financial and project management executive with over 20 years' experience leading large multi-disciplinary teams in the successful delivery of complex business and information technology initiatives. As Infoway’s Executive Director, Special Projects, Jane is leading a major initiative that will help Canada prepare for the widespread implementation of promising new health technologies that are expected to reach maturity over a five to ten-year time horizon.

Facebook Live Sessions at the 2018 Infoway Partnership Conference

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We were joined by patients and family members on Facebook Live during the 2018 Infoway Partnership Conference in Montreal. View the videos below to hear our discussions about digital health and patient engagement and the patient perspective on conference themes and sessions.

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Holly Witteman

PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Family & Emergency Medicine, Université Laval, Quebec City

With an interdisciplinary background in human factors engineering and social sciences, Holly’s research is about human-centred digital health, including a focus on how best to adapt technology to people rather than expecting people to adapt to technology. She specializes in human-computer interaction in health education, risk communication and decision making, including design methods to support inclusive user- and patient-centredness.

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Michael Green

President & Chief Executive Officer, Canada Health Infoway

Michael Green is a strong leader and a creative, strategic thinker who has an international reputation and a proven track record of transforming health care through the use of digital health. He has leveraged international research and innovation to advance the digital health agenda, create jobs and stimulate economic growth in Canada. Michael has been President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway since August 2014.

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