Topic #1


Connecting Patients to “Virtual” Physicians

  • Enabling physician access and engagement to integrated platforms, and easing direct communication mechanisms between doctors and internal departments
  • Exploring further developments for virtual care, remote patient monitoring and electronic quality of health initiatives and health systems

IRT Moderator:

Trevor Jamieson
Virtual Care Lead
WCH Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV)

IRT Co-Moderator:

Saurabh Mukhi
Chief Technology Officer
Think Research

Topic #2


Population Health: Leveraging Data and Analytic Capabilities for Preventive Care

  • Understanding the use and power of data and leveraging advancements in technology and analytic capabilities to change how care is delivered. What are the challenges and opportunities in front of us?
  • Understanding patient populations through data to proactively engage and deliver local care interventions that reduce inequities and start to bend the curve towards value-based care delivery models
  • Establishing a social license and a framework for accountability to health outcomes – what are the key drivers and barriers towards value-based care?

IRT Moderator:

Shiran Isaacksz
Senior Director Regional/Provincial
University Health Network

IRT Co-Moderator:

Jen Hoecht
Director of Solution Delivery
Strata Health Solutions




Topic #3


Information Governance and Privacy Protection—Benchmarking and Standardizing

  • Addressing information accountability, integrity and interoperability concerns
  • Considering the relationship data owners, health information custodians and the solution providers—where is the intersection among all three stakeholders? What is the extent of patient privacy?

IRT Moderator:

Eric Sutherland
(Acting) Director Information Management Strategy and Policy
Ontario Ministry of Health & Long Term Care

IRT Co-Moderator:

Chris Richmond
Sales Engineering Leader

Topic #4


Harnessing Data and AI Tools to Foster Predictive Analyses of Healthcare

  • Pre-requisites and corresponding impacts and challenges of implementing machine learning
  • Understanding the data standards, specifications and accountability for information exchange and storage

IRT Moderator:

Ted Scott
Vice President Research and Chief Innovation Officer
Hamilton Health Sciences

IRT Moderator:

Dr. Jeremy Petch
Project Director, Quality and Performance Analytics
St. Michael’s Hospital

IRT Co-Moderator:

Daniel Zikovitz
Principal Solutions Architect
GE Healthcare Canada



Topic #5


Looping in on Patient Portals to Promote Efficiency and Accessibility

  • Streamlining all patient data, ranging from clinical support to acute care systems, into one platform for all patients and physicians to access
  • Protecting patient identities and maintaining access technologies

IRT Moderator:

Yoel Robens-Paradise
Vice President, Digital Health Informatics
Providence Healthcare BC


IRT Co-Moderator:

Patrice Gilbert
President and CEO
Petal MD