Students and emerging professionals will join the Expo for a keynote session.
Panel discussions topics are:
Virtual Healthcare: Where We Are and Where We’re Headed
Barriers and Challenges on the Reimbursement Funding Model
View here the previous keynote at McMaster University where Dennis Giokas, Chief Technology Officer of Canada Health Infoway discussed Emerging Technology Trends in Health.
6:30pm: Networking session with exhibitors.
In an information exchange and informal reception with food and refreshments, exhibitors can showcase their products, services, and career opportunities to students and emerging professionals. Representatives from health informatics and eHealth educational programs will offer information on further training at the diploma, undergraduate, and graduate levels.
Building on successful events at McMaster University, Communitech Hub (Kitchener, Ontario), Kitchener City Hall, and University of Waterloo, the event exposes post-secondary students and recent graduates to employment and training opportunities in Southern Ontario. It brings students and recent grads from many institutions, including Centennial College, Conestoga College, Durham College, George Brown College, McMaster University, Mohawk College, Ryerson University, Sheridan College, University of Guelph, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Waterloo, University of Toronto, York University, Western University, and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Workshop: Demystifying App Development in Mobile Health
Description: A broad overview of software development for mobile applications, aimed at Health Care planners and organizers who will be funding, specifying, and working with developers to build, mobile eHealth applications will be presented at the Expo.
Analytics & Performance Improvement Lead, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Emergency Program, and Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Manitoba
Workshop: Healthcare Analytics for Quality and Performance Improvement
Description: Healthcare quality improvement activities are dynamic; they focus on high priority issues that may evolve as changes are implemented and new issues arise. Data-driven decision-making, quality improvements, and innovation in healthcare become possible only when the technology and quality strategies are in alignment and analytics are applied. HCOs must bridge the gap between Information Technology (IT) development and quality improvement efforts that, unless addressed, seriously undermines an HCO’s ability to achieve real and sustained transformation.
ELLICSR, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Manager of Social Innovation and Health Care Social Media Canada, Founder
Workshop: Online Community Management
Description: Patients, caregivers, family, friends, and other supporters are increasingly taking part in online health communities to share information and find support. Patients know things — about themselves, about each other, about treatments — and they want to share what they know to help other people. But web 2.0 technology alone does not make community. To build and sustain a community, you need a connector and enabler. You need strategic community management that works.
BSc, MSc, MD-PhD candidate and eHealthCareers, Co-Founder and Director
Workshop: Big Data and Health Analytics
Description: It seems that everywhere we turn someone is talking about harnessing the power of analytics and ‘Big Data’ to help us make decisions about healthcare financing and delivery or to personalize care for individual patients. Consultants are marketing data platforms and analytics services that leverage electronic health records and administrative databases to find answers for healthcare decision makers. But how can you tell if the answers are true? The purpose of these sessions is to provide some background and principles for sensible interpretation of healthcare data.
The Ron Joyce Centre is the home of the DeGroote School of Business’ MBA and executive education program. The facility and its programs form a hub for academic and economic collaboration in Burlington and the Halton Region. It plays an important role in building a knowledge economy, strengthening the local business environment and attracting new investment to the community. Opened in September 2010, the Ron Joyce Centre (RJC) is a four storey 90,000 square foot building housing the state-of-the-art classrooms, meeting spaces and lecture facilities. Please visit Ron Joyce Centre for more information.
Established in 2008, this truly interdisciplinary health informatics program involves the Faculties of Health Sciences, Engineering (Computing and Software) and Business. Graduates of McMaster’s eHealth Program are “bridge-builders,” with the ability to build consensus among diverse stakeholders to meet the clinical, business and technical needs of healthcare organizations.
Ongoing web presence
Your exposure doesn’t end there. Post a description of your organization on our website and our new photo and video team will make sure you get ample post-event promotion through LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and YouTube. We also developed a job board specifically for careers in Health Informatics and eHealth. When employers post positions here, we will promote them to educational institutions, students, and professionals.