Conferences and Education


eHealth Shared Services: Principles & Tools for Effective Governance

October 2 - 16, 2014
Online, ON

October 2, 9 & 16, 2014: 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET

Lecturer: Roger Girard, Former CIO, Manitoba eHealth
Worm Deadline: Aug. 31  Early-Bird Deadline: Sep. 5

This 3-session series will focus on the concept of shared services, where two or more health organizations share all or a portion of their eHealth and IT needs. The series will begin with an introduction and explanation of the nature of eHealth services, and then why and how these can and should be shared between many different health providers. The concept of leverage within a Shared Services model is explained, and how eHealth supports broad integration within the healthcare enterprise. The second part of the series covers more advanced topics, including the various eHealth Shared Services Models that can be utilized, Governance Models, Service Level Agreements, and concludes on Advanced Concepts such as the Cloud, and how this will affect eHealth services over time. This is the future of eHealth in Canada.



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eHealth Future Trends

October 3, 2014 to November 6, 2014
Live, online, interactive sessions using Webex, n/a, ON

October 23, 30 & November 6, 2014
12:00 - 1:30 PM ET  
Early-Bird Deadline: Sep. 26

Instructor: Michael Martineau - eHealth Industry Analyst

According to noted inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil, our world will experience even more profound technological change in the next ten years.
This series examines how this change will influence the digital Health landscape and identify eHealth future trends that will impact Canadian healthcare providers and citizens in the decade to come.

For many years, the quintessential image of a physician included a white lab coat (clinical analyst), a stethoscope (data collection) and a patient’s chart (data storage & retrieval).
This model will be used as a framework to explore eHealth future trends.

Session 1: Data Collection
This session will explore how currently available and emerging technologies will transform the manner in which data is collected, often disrupting current practices and, to a greater extent than ever before, involve the individual about whom the data is collected.

Session 2: Data Storage & Retrieval
This session will examine the technological forces driving these changes and offer possible evolutionary paths for participants to consider.

Session 3: Analytics
This session will explore how technological advances will support the re-use of information collected in digital form for a wide variety of purposes including insights that can influence diagnosis and treatment.


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Driving Quality, Lowering Costs 2014

October 8 - 9, 2014
Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, BC

Do your clinicians know your financial analysts? They should. 

In the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI’s) Impacting Cost + Quality initiative, IHI worked intensely for over two years with 60 health care organizations to drive out waste, reduce operating expenses, and improve quality. IHI learned that there are several key drivers to successfully reducing operating expenses while maintaining or improving quality. These include: aligning efforts top-to-bottom and bottom-up, establishing working partnerships between clinical and financial teams, harvesting ideas from front-line staff, and viewing waste as an opportunity to improve systems.

CFHI is hosting IHI’s Driving Quality, Lowering Costs workshop seminar October 8-9 at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia to help you get on the same track. This workshop is a synthesized, fast-paced version of IHI’s two-and-a-half year initiative that has been adapted by CFHI and IHI for the Canadian context in partnership with BC Patient and Safety Quality Council and the Health Quality Council of Saskatchewan. Now, you will learn in two days the proven strategies, tools, and best practices to save money and drive quality from more than two and a half years of IHI’s in-depth initiative.

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Healthcare Analytics: A Strategic Framework for Quality & Performance Improvements

October 8 - 15, 2014
Online, ON

October 8 & 15, 2014: 12:00 – 1:30 PM ET
Lecturer: Trevor Strome, Informatics & Process Improvement Lead, Winnipeg RHA
Worm Deadline: Aug. 31 Early-Bird Deadline: Sep. 12

Using real-life success stories and lessons learned from the front-lines of healthcare, this two-part series will enable attendees to accelerate the transformation from relying on generic reports and dashboards to achieving truly useful Quality Improvement (QI)-focused analytic information and insights.
This series will provide healthcare decision-makers, analysts, and improvement specialists with a strategy development and execution framework that will immediately improve analytics effectiveness and return-on-investment within your health care organization. It will provide the tools and skills necessary to develop analytics strategies that fit the quality and performance improvement needs of your health care organization. The sessions will also discuss the analytical tools for leveraging healthcare information technology (HIT), data from source systems, and proven Quality Improvement (QI) methodologies to make more insightful, fact-based decisions for an HCO.



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Performance Improvement and Healthcare Analytics

October 8, 2014
Old Mill Toronto, Toronto, ON

We are all aware that quality care, cost management and operational efficiency are challenges faced by every health care provider.  You recently received our invitation to a special 2014 McKesson Canada event where stakeholders will network, discuss and explore solutions that will help you and your organizations meet today’s challenges.  This is a reminder, if you haven’t already registered, to register today.

We hope that you will join us on October 8, 2014 at the elegant and easily accessible Old Mill Toronto starting at 11:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.  Lunch will be served.

Under the theme Performance Improvement and Healthcare Analytics, an outstanding line-up of presentations, speakers and a panel discussion have been planned.

  • Hear how Vancouver Coastal Health Authority has found a solution to Predict a Health System’s Capacity & Resource Requirements for Optimal Operational Efficiency
  • Learn from the experience of Southlake Regional Health Centre of Incorporating Patient Flow as a Strategic Corporate Initiative
  • Gain an understanding of current funding reform initiatives in Ontario
  • Participate in a discussion on How to Drive Operational Efficiency in a Cost Contained World

Details about the agenda and hotel accommodations can be found on the 2014 McKesson Canada event registration site. 

Make plans to join us on Wednesday, October 8, by registering today!

We look forward to seeing you then.

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AFHTO 2014 Conference “In Partnership with Patients: True Integration of Care”

October 15 - 16, 2014
Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto, ON

AFHTO’s 2014 Conference is highlighting primary care In Partnership with Patients: True Integration of Care. This year’s conference is bringing together primary care teams, patients and community partners to explore how we work as partners to provide excellent patient care.

Registration now Open

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Toronto International Summit on Leadership Education for Physicians

October 22, 2014
Toronto, ON

An international audience of thought leaders and educators to further articulate the various physician leadership competencies and discuss how stakeholders can collaborate to build the physician leaders of today and tomorrow.  The goal will be to create guiding principles for developing a physician leadership curriculum that will complement implementation of CanMEDS 2015 thereby driving improvement in patient care and of the healthcare system.

This event is by invitation and is immediately prior to the International Conference on Residency Education.  Please contact Lisa Bevacqua should you be interested in attending. 

The International Conference on Residency Education (ICRE) is the largest conference in the world devoted exclusively to advancing resident training. More than 1,500 leaders in medical education from Canada and around the world attend the ICRE each year. The theme for this year’s premier event is Residency Education and Care in the Digital Age.


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2nd Annual Reducing Hospital Readmissions & Discharge Planning Conference

October 22 - 23, 2014
Marriott Renaissance Harbourside, Vancouver, BC

Following last year’s huge success the 2nd Annual Reducing Hospital Readmissions & Discharge Planning Conference returns to Vancouver. The conference will bring together Medical Care Professionals, Hospital Administrators, Home Health Workers and Academics ,to discuss strategies and initiatives to help reduce preventable readmissions and provide best practice patient care.

The 2 day agenda will present innovative approaches to patient centered care, successful practical front line case studies, opportunities to explore the importance of patient and community engagement, novel approaches to managing chronic medical conditions, and an exploration of ethical considerations for elderly patients.


Discharge planning for the vulnerable addiction patient
Transitions from acute care from a mental health perspective
Innovations in the management of COPD
The Implementation of the Home First Philosophy (Canada West and East)
Novel approaches for preventing hospital acquired infections
End of life planning and palliative initiatives
The Importance of MedRec
Models of Care


Lauren Linett, Hospitalist, Department of Medicine, Lakeridge Health-Oshawa, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen’s University ON
Chris Manasseh, Vice Chair, Inpatient & Hospital Services for the Dept of Family Medicine at Boston University Medical Center, ‘Discharge Intervention Director’ for Project RED Boston, MA
Michael Pond, Director, Pond Psychotherapy BC
Olavo Fernandes, Director of Pharmacy-Clinical, University Health Network and Assistant Professor, Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, University Health Network ON
Ron Collins, Anesthesiologist, Department of Anesthesiology, Kelowna General Hospital BC
Lisa Jensen, Corporate Director, Integrated Access, Executive Lead, COV Path to Home, Covenant Health, AB
Carl Meadows, Director of Home Health, Fraser Health, BC
Shauna Thaler Adeland, Professional Practice Leader of Social Work, Bruyère Continuing Care, ON

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The Quality Advantage Ontario Community Support Association 2014 Conference

October 22 - 23, 2014
Hilton Suites Toronto/Markham Conference Centre & Spa 8500 Warden Avenue Markham, Ontario, Canada L6G 1A5 , Markham, Ontario

The Quality Advantage is an exciting opportunity for Home and Community Support providers, as well as our health system partners, to exchange ideas and drive forward our shared objective of high quality care for all Ontarians. With the Ontario government’s priority of providing more care in the community, it’s the perfect venue to learn more about the expanding role the Home and Community Support sector plays.  

Conference Highlights: 

  • High Impact Leadership for Improvement and Innovation  Opening keynote address by Michael D. Pugh, Senior Faculty Member, Institute for Healthcare Improvement
  • Putting the ‘Care’ Back into Healthcare  Interactive plenary discussion with Harry van Bommel
  • From Evidence to Action: Unlocking the Power of Data in Home and Community Care Panel discussion moderated by André Picard (Health reporter, The Globe and Mail) with panelists Lori Cooper (VON Canada), David O’Toole (CIHI), Dr. Katie N. Dainty (St. Michael’s Hospital) and Dr. John Hirdes (interRAI Canada, University of Waterloo)
  • Quality in Healthcare: Challenge and Opportunity  Opening keynote address by Dr. Joshua Tepper, Health Quality Ontario

30 Outstanding Workshops, Including:

  • Home in the Hospital: Bringing the Community into the Hospital for Better Transitions
  • Caregiver Education and Support: Moving from a Reactive to a Proactive Approach to Meet Caregiver Needs
  • Drivers of Quality Care in Home and Community Support
  • Community Care Partners Study the UK Radical Efficiency Model
  • Identifying Quality Measures in Senior’s Supportive Housing
  • Improving the Client Experience One Conversation at a Time
  • Enhancing Quality in Day Services Through an Integrated Program Model
  • Identifying Change Ideas for Quality Improvement
  • Advancing the Quality Agenda with Person-Centred Care
  • Making Performance Measurement Work for You

With speakers from Saint Elizabeth Health Care, The Change Foundation, Dale Brain Injury Services, Toronto Central CCAC, Brock University, Participation House Support Services London and Region, Mount Sinai Hospital, Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent, Mississauga Halton CCAC, Cheshire Homes, IDEAS and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

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Ontario Shores Mental Health Forum & CFMHN Regional Symposium

October 23 - 24, 2014
Westin Prince Hotel, 900 York Mills Road, Toronto, ON

Join us for 2 exciting days as we explore mental health nursing.

On Thursday, October 23rd join Ontario Shores for their 6th Annual Mental Health Forum: Becoming a Recovery Organization. This year’s forum expands the discussion of strategies for restraint and seclusion prevention to the overarching philosophy of Recovery in mental health settings.This forum is a must attend event for all involved in the provision of mental health services including those with lived-experience.

On Friday, October 24th, join the Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses for their Regional Symposium: “Promoting Safety & Managing Risk While Transitioning To Community Care”. Dr. Cheryl Forchuk will be the keynote presenter on: Something old, something new…..transitions in mental health care.

CFMHN and Ontario Shores have partnered to place both the Symposium and Forum together at the Westin Prince Hotel Toronto to facilitate attendance at both events. Attendees will receive a 20% discount if they register for both events.


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