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Type: Applied track

October 5

11:30am Virtual

Investing in coders: The impact of coding across the hospital

Speakers: Darren Larsen, MD, CCFP, MPL, President, HIMSS Ontario & Karim Jessa, MD, FRCPC, CMIO, SickKids & Peter Bak, Ph.D., CIO, Humber River Hospital & Nicola Sahar, MD, CEO, Semantic Health

The president at HIMSS Ontario, CMIO at SickKids, and CIO at Humber River will join Semantic Health to discuss the impact of coding across the hospital and the benefit of investing in coders’ tools.

2:30pm Virtual

Future-proofing classifications in Canada: The journey to ICD-11

Speakers: Sharon Baker, ACC [UK], CTSS, Manager of Classifications and Terminologies – Development, CIHI & Janice MacNeil, CHIM, Program Lead, Classifications and Terminologies, CIHI

This session will outline CIHI’s journey thus far with ICD-11, highlight some of our future work, and the steps required to transition to ICD-11.

October 6

2:30pm Virtual

How to apply data governance standards in your organization

Speakers: Matt MacNeil, Director of Standards and Technology, CIO Strategy Council

This session will examine the current standards landscape and offer guidance on how to interpret, implement, and apply these standards and frameworks in your organization.

October 7

2:30pm Virtual

Data governance of social determinants of health; Advancing the health information professional’s role

Speakers: Julie Pursley, MSHI, RHIA, CHDA, Director of Health Information Thought Leadership, American Health Information Management Association and Adjust Professor, Stephens College

A new health information landscape is evolving. The focus of collection, access, management and sharing of data regarding social determinants of health (SDOH) is growing, evidenced by public policy discussions and robust engagement by many industry stakeholders.

October 8

2:30pm Virtual

Overcoming Canada’s privacy chill through data stewardship

Speakers: Vivek Goel, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Chair, pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy Expert Advisory Group and President, University of Waterloo

Canada’s response to COVID-19 demonstrated the need to better collect, share, and use data for better health outcomes for individuals, communities, and Canada.