Health Infrastructure – Canada

Healthcare Infrastructure Conference

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
Chelsea Hotel Toronto | 8am ET

Event Overview

To build a strong foundation for health infrastructure in Canada, public sector health officials must prioritize sustainability, resilience, and robust operations. Operating, redesigning, and upgrading, healthcare infrastructure is an ongoing journey that requires continuous improvement. To continuously improve the quality of care delivered, healthcare infrastructure and healthcare systems need to become more integrated to address care needs across the healthcare service continuum. Opportunities must also be identified to leverage technology and enhance delivery.


Join us at our Healthcare Infrastructure Conference on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, and hear from key leaders in Canadian health infrastructure. Learn about the future of health infrastructure through a smart health and digital health lens. Together we will embrace innovation, revolutionize the healthcare system, and advance health for all Canadians.

Benefits of Attending

Network and benchmark with your peers to learn how to digitally transform your healthcare organization to create a connected digital healthcare infrastructure



Join this exclusive in-person event to discuss strategies, solutions and best practice with 20+ public sector health leaders



Engage in live and interactive Q&A panel sessions to unlock how to drive value from healthcare data and improve patient centricity

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

Dr. Adam Kassam Faculty Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto & Immediate Past President , Ontario Medical Association (OMA)

Dr. Adam Kassam
Faculty Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto & Immediate Past President , Ontario Medical Association (OMA)

Duska Kennedy Chief Digital Officer North York General Hospital

Duska Kennedy
Chief Digital Officer
North York General Hospital

Jake Tran President & CEO Toronto Grace Health Centre

Jake Tran
President & CEO
Toronto Grace Health Centre

Patricia Skol Chief Nursing Executive Toronto Grace Health Centre

Patricia Skol
Chief Nursing Executive
Toronto Grace Health Centre

Jeff Curtis DBA, MBA, MSc, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP, CISM, Chief Privacy Officer, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Jeff Curtis
Chief Privacy Officer
Sunnybrook Hospital

Andriana Lukich, Director Digital Solutions, St Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Andriana Lukich
Director, Digital Solutions
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Alexis Villa, Senior Program Director, Digital Health & Strategic Program Delivery, University Health Network

Alexis Villa
Senior Program Director
UHN Connected Care & Altum Health

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Mehdi Somji
Director, Innovation & Partnerships
Trillium Health Partners

Cliff Harvey, Chief Planning Officer, Niagara Health

Cliff Harvey
Chief Planning Officer
Niagara Health

Ian McDermott, Executive Director, Planning & Integration, FM-PRO, UHN Connected Care & Altum Health

Ian McDermott
Executive Director, Planning & Integration, FM-PRO
UHN
Connected Care & Altum Health

David Rauchwerger
Chief and Medical Director of the Emergency
Medicine Program and Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Program
Mackenzie Health

Key Sessions

The Public Sector Innovation Series feature the latest initiatives throughout Canada and share insights via keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions, and fireside chats. To provide additional perspective – concurrent tracks will address more specific topics and challenges in the worlds of technology, people, data & process faced by public sector leaders today.

Keynote SessionsPanel SessionsSmart Health Facilities TrackDigital Health Infrastructure Track

Ministerial Address:

Creating Future-Ready Canadian Healthcare Infrastructure

International Government Keynote:

The Future of Health Infrastructure – How COVID and Digital Transformation Have Redefined Priorities and Possibilities

Keynote Session:

The Pandemic Years in Review – How Can We Create a More Prepared Health System

Partner Session:

Identifying the New Cyber Vulnerabilities in Connected Health Ecosystems

Partner Session:

Setting Your Project up for Success: Examining the Importance of Relationships During Complex Projects

Fast-Tracking Post-Pandemic Recovery – How Must Health Infrastructure Evolve for High Impact Health Outcomes?

  • Understanding the needs of the community
  • Incorporating community voice in infrastructure design and development

Dr. Adam Kassam
Faculty Lecturer, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto & Immediate Past President, Ontario Medical Association (OMA)

Innovation by Necessity vs. Innovation by Strategy: Shifting Gears to Build a Sustainable Approach to Healthcare

  • Defining the pillars for innovation: Demonstrate, evaluate, scale and sustain
  • Rethinking approaches to innovation to evolve in-sync with the patients, clients, and customers
  • Key learnings: The importance of the ‘test, fail, redo’ cycle
  • Identifying new opportunities for improvement in healthcare
  • Setting up for Success: How to create innovation by strategy within a governance structure

Mehdi Somji
Director, Innovation & Partnerships, Trillium Health Partners

Welcome from the Track Chair:

Smart Hospitals: Future-Proofing Canada’s Facilities for
Flexibility, Sustainability, Patient Centricity and Care Excellence

Government Keynote

Improving Alignment Between Health Infrastructure and
Integrated Services Planning

Cliff Harvey
Chief Planning Officer, Niagara Health

Government Keynote

A Story of Innovation – Moving Beyond Point Solutions Implementation to System-Wide Sustainability

Jake Tran
President & CEO, Toronto Grace Health Centre

Patricia Skol
Chief Nursing Executive, Toronto Grace Health Centre

Partner Session

A Place to Heal – Creating Intelligent Environments to Support Patient Recovery

Partner Session

Smart Answers to Hospital Pressures – Improving Treatment, Efficiency and Outcomes Through Technology and Innovation

Panel Session

Smart for the New Normal

Hospitals must excel in the new normal, and digitalization is key. It will revolutionize the human experience, minimize exposure to risks and change both financial and operational aspects too.

  • Addressing climate change for sustainable healthcare
  • Given our current stage along the technology maturity journey, what opportunities exist to personalize, simplify, automate and streamline services to create value now, as well as in the future?
  • Inclusive design experience – How can we co-create successful outcomes with patients, caregivers, employees and community partners
  • Big picture vs business of today – How do we work towards our vision of a smart hospital whilst juggling the daily demands of running a facility

David Rauchwerger
Chief and Medical Director of the Emergency Medicine Program and Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Program, Mackenzie Health

Ian McDermott
Executive Director, Planning & Integration, FM-PRO, UHN Connected Care & Altum Health

Welcome from the track chair:

Improving Clinical Governance, Operational Efficiencies and Patient Outcomes through an Integrated Digital Healthcare Strategy

Government Keynote:

Enabling the Digital Patient: Patient Engagement Enabling Better Care Accessibility through Digital Health Innovationility through Digital Health Innovation

Duska Kennedy
Chief Digital Officer, North York General Hospital

Government Keynote:

Accelerating Transformation in Healthcare – Enabling Shifts to Predictive, Preventative, Personalized and Participatory Care

Partner Session

Beyond the Walls of a Traditional Health Facility – Augmenting Capabilities to Deliver with Telehealth and Remote Monitoring

Partner Session

Intelligent Use of Healthcare Data to Improve Patient
Experience, Clinical Governance and Care Outcomes

Panel Discussion

Advancing Health in a Digital World: Where do we go next?

  • Moving beyond patient medical records implementation to system value creation
  • Navigating through the flooded digital health tools ecosystem for optimal patient outcomes
  • Taking steps to integrate tools into the health system for a more connected system
  • Making digital adoption more manageable for the patient, and care providers
  • Sustainably scaling telehealth and new models of virtual care

Jeff Curtis
Chief Privacy Officer, Sunnybrook Hospital

Andriana Lukich
Director, Digital Solutions, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton

Alexis Villa
Senior Program Director, UHN Connected Care & Altum Health

View the agenda for the full speaker lineup, sessions and event timeline

Your Registrations

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives

Interactivity

An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology
Solutions

Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services

On-Demand

Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

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Toronto, Ontario

Chelsea Hotel Toronto
33 Gerrard Street West Toronto, Ontario M5G 1Z4 Canada

Keeping You Safe

Public Sector Network will closely monitor COVID-19 regulations in accordance with the advice from the Government and local health authorities to ensure the safety of everyone attending the event physically. In addition, we will be working closely with the venue to ensure precautionary measures are in place.

What Your Peers Had to Say

This was my first conference. I was very impressed by how
much content was fit into this forum
Alberta Health Sciences

I really appreciated the experts from such a broad spectrum of Public Sector Health Services across the country. The presentations had depth as well as breadth.
Sault Area Hospital

Our Event Partners

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