What’s Next for Digital Health in Canada
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Topic: Looking Ahead: What’s next for digital health in Canada
Join us for the first of four panels in our 2022-2023 series – a candid discussion with four experts who will lay out the current landscape in digital health in Ontario and across Canada, and weigh in on where we’re headed.
Topics will include – What do we mean by digital health? How have our digital health systems performed lately? How can we make progress? This session is ideal for students and others new to the world of digital health, and also for those familiar with the topic who would enjoy a discussion on the current challenges and strategies to move forward.
About our speakers:
Dr. Sacha Bhatia is the Executive Lead, Population Health and Value-based Health Systems, at Ontario Health. Previously, he was the FM Hill Chair in Health Systems Solutions, the Chief Medical Innovation Officer of Women’s College Hospital (WCH), as well as the Division Head of Cardiology at WCH. A scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (IC/ES) and an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto, he has been published in international peer reviewed journals like the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA Internal Medicine.
In 2013, he founded the Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) and served as its Director until 2019. He has been a commentator on Bloomberg News, CTV News and the CBC, and has been asked to give over 100 presentations internationally, nationally and regionally over the past 6 years. He is a recipient of the American College of Cardiology’s Young Investigator Award, the American Society of Echocardiography’s Arthur E. Weyman Young Investigator Award, and most recently the Goldie Award for Quality and Innovation and the Louise Lemieux Charles Emerging Leader award at the University of Toronto. He sits on the boards of the Heart and Stroke Foundation and DREAM Industrial REIT, a publicly traded company listed on the TSX. Previously, he worked as a clinical and research fellow in cardiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University.
Dr. Bhatia received his medical degree and MBA at McGill University and his internal medicine and cardiology training in Toronto.
Mark Casselman is Chief Executive Officer of Digital Health Canada, the national association that connects, inspires, and empowers the digital health professionals creating the future of health in Canada. Digital Health Canada members are a diverse community of accomplished, influential digital health professionals who work passionately to make a difference in advancing healthcare through information, technology, and data management. Mark is a health executive and advisor with 20 years of experience working with executives, entrepreneurs, and clinical leaders across sectors within the Canadian health ecosystem. He has led large-scale transformation initiatives and has been recognized as an innovator in the field of digital health. Mark has a proven track record of working with public sector, private sector, and government stakeholders to achieve results.
Zayna Khayat is VP of Growth & Client Success at Teladoc Health in Canada. Zayna previously led the Futures team with national home healthcare and aging non-proift, SE Health, as their Future Strategist. Zayna is Faculty of Singularity University’ Exponential Medicine stream, and is adjunct faculty in the Health Sector Strategy stream at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Dr. Khayat was previously the lead of health system innovation at MaRS Discovery District, a health innovation hub in Toronto, Canada. In 2017 she was seconded to the REshape Innovation Centre at Radboud university medical centre in the Netherlands. Zayna completed her Ph.D. in diabetes research from the University of Toronto (2001), followed by a career in strategy consulting, including as a Principal in the healthcare practice of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
She currently resides in Toronto with her husband and three children and is proficient in French and Arabic languages.
Sonya Lockyer is the Vice President, Care Centres, Pharmacy Services, and Wellness Lead for Telus Health. She is a proven leader in the healthcare sector, having spent the past 20 years working with some of Canada’s leading private and public healthcare organizations. She is keenly focused on creating a culture of compassion and clinical excellence to deliver exceptional patient experiences. Sonya currently leads a number of divisions within TELUS Health, including: Care Centres, Occupational Health, Pharmacy Solutions, Virtual Pharmacy, Corporate Wellness and Mental Health Clinics. Her focus on empowering teams to “build innovation into their day” is critical in shaping how TELUS Health is evolving to meet the dynamic requirements of both health care systems and those who use them.
Prior to joining TELUS Health, Sonya was the CEO of Canadian Addiction Treatment Centres (CATC), a pan-Canadian treatment network consisting clinics, specialty pharmacies and residential treatment centres. Sonya powered significant growth in this role, advancing a multi-province merger and acquisition strategy that more than doubled the size of the company in three years. Prior to joining CATC, Sonya worked as a clinician, management consultant, and later as an executive at CML Healthcare and LifeLabs. Starting her working life in the Canadian Military, Sonya’s discipline, grit, and commitment to teamwork has served her well in her mission to improve how health care is delivered in Canada.
Sonya has an MBA from Rotman and a HBSc in Medical Laboratory Sciences from the University of Alberta.
Moderator: Will Falk has spent over 25 years as a strategist and advisor in New York and Toronto, advising top academic centres, governments, and innovative companies in healthcare. Currently he is an Executive-in-Residence at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and a Senior Fellow at the CD Howe Institute. Mr. Falk is interested in the impacts of technological change on health systems and their governance and payment mechanisms. He works with several innovative enterprises on digital health and software development including as an Innovation Fellow at Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care. He has been a Board Director or Advisor for more than a dozen enterprises including local and national charities, startups, health systems and publicly listed companies. Will received his B.Sc. from the University of Toronto (Trinity College) and an M.P.P.M. from Yale University’s School of Management where he was later a Visiting Research Fellow.
This event is available to attend via livestream only.
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