Digital Health Summit Schedule - Inventures

January 26

Time (MT) Session Speaker(s) Track

9:00am–9:35am

Welcome & Keynote

Crystal Phillips

Crystal Phillips

Thin Air Health Lead at Thin Air Labs, founder & board member at BranchOut Neurological Foundation, former national level speed skater, dog lover and MS patient advocate.

Heather Chalmers

Heather Chalmers

Heather Chalmers is President and CEO of GE Canada, and President of GE Healthcare Canada. She heads partnership initiatives with business and government leaders to reposition Canada’s economy for the future with a focus on climate change, digital, AI and Additive Manufacturing. Heather holds a Chemical Engineering degree from Queens University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Business. She serves on the boards of the C.D. Howe Institute, Ontario Brain Institute and St. Elizabeth Health Foundation. Heather is also a member of the Business Council of Canada and the Rotman School of Management’s Healthcare and Life Sciences Advisory Council.

Digital Health

9:35am–10:05am

Behavioural Science 101: Public Perception of Digital Health

We've seen throughout the COVID19 pandemic a perfect case of the impact of public perception on immediate and lasting behavioural health care trends ranging from the adoption of hygiene behaviours to the rapid development of vaccines. In this session, we'll discuss how to analyze the behaviour we've seen so far by the general public's reaction to COVID-19, and use this information to predict future trends relating to human behaviour based on access to digital services and resources.
Sweta Chakraborty

Sweta Chakraborty

Behavioral scientist known for communicating clear, credible, and timely science; TV news contributor on global risks ranging from climate change to COVID-19; correspondent for multiple publications; book author

Judy Birdsell

Judy Birdsell

Champion for meaningful engagement of citizens (who are sometimes patients) in health related planning and decision making. Board Chair of IMAGINE Citizens Collaborating for Health. Proud recipient of Order of Canada 2020.

Digital Health

9:35am–10:05am

Health Data on a Mission: The Non-Profit Perspective

Non-profits are leveraging health data in new ways to deliver on their mission. This session will highlight ways in which non-profits are collecting and utilizing digital health data, and the case for scaling the use of insights to provide better outcomes to our communities.
Xinjie Cui

Xinjie Cui

Xinjie Cui has over 25 years of experience in supporting policy decisions through data, analytics, and research. She has a deep understanding and knowledge in areas of data sharing and linkage, information privacy and governance, policy making processes, and research using health and non-health administrative data. She was instrumental in establishing the Child and Youth Data Lab that linked and analyzed data from multiple provincial ministries on over 20 health, education and social services programs. Currently as the Chief Analytics Officer of PolicyWise for Children & Families, she leads a team of scientists and data analysts to provide data analytics support to various clients from the public as well as the nonprofit sectors. Xinjie holds a Bachelor’s degree in medicine, a PhD in psychology and a MBA.

Fareeza Khurshed

Fareeza Khurshed

Fareeza Khurshed is the Analytics Manager at Alberta Blue Cross, and the Chapter Lead for Data for Good in Edmonton Alberta. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 2005 and has 15 years of experience in Analytics, primarily in health care.

Digital Health

10:05am–10:35am

Cross the Chasm: Commercializing Digital Health

Commercializing digital health is equal parts persistence, art, and science. Learn directly from two digital health entrepreneurs on overcoming hurdles on the path to positively impacting patients and building a sustainable business.
Dornoosh Zonoobi

Dornoosh Zonoobi

Dornoosh holds a PhD in AI in medical imaging with more than 12 years of experience in leading clinical research. She is CEO and co-founder of MEDO and a member of the Gov of Canada’s Advisory Council on AI.

Ryan Van Wert

Ryan Van Wert

Ryan Van Wert, MD is a co-founder and CEO of Vynca. Dr. Van Wert is also a part-time Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford University.

Digital Health

10:05am–10:35am

The Secret to Success: Building Consumer Trust

To build consumer trust in the digital economy, there is an urgent need to explore new models of data governance that open up access to data while enabling more transparent oversight and accountability. Data trusts, a form of collective data governance based on the common law trust, have been proposed as a possible way to pool disparate data sets for research and development or socially beneficial purposes, most notably in the context of smart cities or health research. This session introduces the concept of data trusts and examines whether they are capable of living up to such ambitious expectations.
Philip Dawson

Philip Dawson

"Philip Dawson is Public Policy Lead at Element AI, a global AI solutions company headquartered in Montreal, Canada, where he leads the company’s policy work on the governance of data and AI. "

Maria Palombini

Maria Palombini

My passion is to empower patients with the right to consent, privacy and security of their wellness data across the patient data supply chain from point of source through intended endpoint. New technologies and related application inspire me to realize the potential of transforming the healthcare ecosystem to a patient-driven one.

Digital Health

10:35am–11:05am

Smart Money: Investing in Digital Health

Attract capital to fuel growth. In this session, we'll cover the dynamic landscape of digital health investing. Learn what angel investors are looking for in digital health companies and capitalize on emerging trends.
Faz Bashi

Faz Bashi

Faz Bashi, MD, has a background working in healthcare systems for underserved populations and basic science research in Microbiology, Immunology & Virology. He is lead venture investor at Portfolia FemTech Fund I & II, Chair of Angel Capital Association's Life Science sector group, and member of Life Science Angels. He invests in human and animal health and sciences.

Digital Health

10:35am–11:05am

Digital health and virtual care in the 21st century – a healthcare provider perspective

Digital health and virtual care can support healthcare providers in their mission to provide world-class, evidence-based patient care. However, to be successfully adopted, technologies must align with priorities, factor in constraints, be embraced by the healthcare providers who use them, and benefit patients. In this session we’ll cover the healthcare provider perspective on digital health and virtual care, and provide insights on meeting health system needs for the 21st century.
Verna Yiu

Verna Yiu

Dr. Verna Yiu is a longtime front-line care provider and healthcare administrator who serves as President and CEO of Alberta Health Services, Canada's first and largest province-wide health system.

Digital Health

11:05am–11:35am

Finding the Balance: Protecting Patient Privacy vs. Leveraging Patient Data for the Common Good

Cybersecurity is table stakes - but can you turn it into a competitive advantage? In this session, we will explore the importance of protecting patient privacy and ensuring security for the citizens you serve, while also leveraging the value of data to improve healthcare outcomes, improve drug and treatment safety, accelerate research, and react to pandemics.
Dale Sanders

Dale Sanders

Dale's healthcare career spans 24 years, 15 of those years in operational healthcare (Intermountain Healthcare, Northwestern University, Cayman Islands National Health System) and nine of those years as chief technology and product officer at Health Catalyst (NASDQ: HCAT). Prior to healthcare, he spent 14 years in the space and defense sector. He currently serves as an Executive Partner at Ardan Equity, a private equity firm specializing in healthcare-centric software and big data investments and acquisitions. He also serves as a Board member for HealthTree, a patient/physician community and data portal, pursuing a cure for multiple myeloma, ALS, and other rare diseases.

Digital Health

11:05am–11:35am

2021 And Beyond: Digital Health Ecosystems to Personalize Healthcare for Global Populations

This presentation will examine the impact of the COVID19 pandemic and the key drivers fuelling the digital health future of health systems. Digital Health approaches to care delivery are rapidly emerging, as health systems are challenged to manage the pandemic, while also ensuring every global citizen has access to health care when and where it is needed. A strategic roadmap to the future digital health care system will be the focus of this presentation.
Anne Snowdon

Anne Snowdon

Dr. Anne Snowdon is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and Scientific Director of SCAN Health, an International Knowledge Translation network at the Odette School of Business.

Digital Health

11:35am–12:05am

Closing Keynote

Michael Houghton

Michael Houghton

Michael Houghton is a Professor at the University of Alberta and Director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Applied Virology. He served as the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Virology from 2010 to 2018. He was recently named the 2020 Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine along with Harvey Alter and Charles Rice for the discovery of the hepatitis C (HCV) virus. Dr. Houghton has received numerous international prizes for his work including the 2000 Clinical Lasker Award and the Canadian CLF-CASL gold medal in 2012. His passion is the application of biomedical research to prevent disease.

Digital Health

12:05pm–12:10pm

Closing

Crystal Phillips

Crystal Phillips

Thin Air Health Lead at Thin Air Labs, founder & board member at BranchOut Neurological Foundation, former national level speed skater, dog lover and MS patient advocate.

Digital Health

January 26

Welcome & Keynote

Digital Health

Behavioural Science 101: Public Perception of Digital Health

Digital Health

We've seen throughout the COVID19 pandemic a perfect case of the impact of public perception on immediate and lasting behavioural health care trends ranging from the adoption of hygiene behaviours to the rapid development of vaccines. In this session, we'll discuss how to analyze the behaviour we've seen so far by the general public's reaction to COVID-19, and use this information to predict future trends relating to human behaviour based on access to digital services and resources.

Health Data on a Mission: The Non-Profit Perspective

Digital Health

Non-profits are leveraging health data in new ways to deliver on their mission. This session will highlight ways in which non-profits are collecting and utilizing digital health data, and the case for scaling the use of insights to provide better outcomes to our communities.

Cross the Chasm: Commercializing Digital Health

Digital Health

Commercializing digital health is equal parts persistence, art, and science. Learn directly from two digital health entrepreneurs on overcoming hurdles on the path to positively impacting patients and building a sustainable business.

The Secret to Success: Building Consumer Trust

Digital Health

To build consumer trust in the digital economy, there is an urgent need to explore new models of data governance that open up access to data while enabling more transparent oversight and accountability. Data trusts, a form of collective data governance based on the common law trust, have been proposed as a possible way to pool disparate data sets for research and development or socially beneficial purposes, most notably in the context of smart cities or health research. This session introduces the concept of data trusts and examines whether they are capable of living up to such ambitious expectations.

Smart Money: Investing in Digital Health

Digital Health

Speakers
Faz Bashi

Attract capital to fuel growth. In this session, we'll cover the dynamic landscape of digital health investing. Learn what angel investors are looking for in digital health companies and capitalize on emerging trends.

Digital health and virtual care in the 21st century – a healthcare provider perspective

Digital Health

Speakers
Verna Yiu

Digital health and virtual care can support healthcare providers in their mission to provide world-class, evidence-based patient care. However, to be successfully adopted, technologies must align with priorities, factor in constraints, be embraced by the healthcare providers who use them, and benefit patients. In this session we’ll cover the healthcare provider perspective on digital health and virtual care, and provide insights on meeting health system needs for the 21st century.

Finding the Balance: Protecting Patient Privacy vs. Leveraging Patient Data for the Common Good

Digital Health

Cybersecurity is table stakes - but can you turn it into a competitive advantage? In this session, we will explore the importance of protecting patient privacy and ensuring security for the citizens you serve, while also leveraging the value of data to improve healthcare outcomes, improve drug and treatment safety, accelerate research, and react to pandemics.

2021 And Beyond: Digital Health Ecosystems to Personalize Healthcare for Global Populations

Digital Health

This presentation will examine the impact of the COVID19 pandemic and the key drivers fuelling the digital health future of health systems. Digital Health approaches to care delivery are rapidly emerging, as health systems are challenged to manage the pandemic, while also ensuring every global citizen has access to health care when and where it is needed. A strategic roadmap to the future digital health care system will be the focus of this presentation.

Closing Keynote

Digital Health

Closing

Digital Health