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October 4

11:00am Virtual

Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story (0136)

Speakers: Teri Price, Executive Director, Greg's Wings Projects & Dave Price, Board Chair, Greg's Wings Projects

Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story is a short film on Greg Price’s journey through the health care system.

1:00pm Virtual

Mapping out Canada’s digital public health future (0137)

Speakers: Alexander (Sandy) Watts, Ph.D., MSc, BA, Industry Manager for Public Health, Esri Canada & Ajantha Jayabarathan MD, CCFP, FCFP, Director, Coral Shared Care Health Center

Location intelligence will be critical in future public health planning.

2:30pm Virtual

Leadership in health care: Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation (0144)

Speakers: Stéphane Joannette, Manager of Professional Certifications and Strategic Alliances, Canadian College of Health Leaders; Dr. Jaason Geerts, Ph.D., Director of Research and Leadership Development, Canadian College of Health Leaders and LEADS Canada & Talya Wolff, MHSc, MClSc, Reg. CASLPO, PMP, CHE, Senior Manager, University Health Network

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) is pleased to present key learnings from a year of research on leadership during a crisis and next steps. You will also hear from a graduate of the Certified Health Executive (CHE) program about their experiences.

October 5

11:30am Virtual

Investing in coders: The impact of coding across the hospital (0138)

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.

1:00pm Virtual

Future-proofing health information management as we move beyond the pandemic (0139)

Speakers: Erin Head, MBA, RHIA, CHDA, CCS, CHTS-TR, Senior Healthcare Consultant, Iron Mountain

COVID-19 has left health care organizations asking: how can we be ready for the next wave? This session explores an HIM professional’s role in pandemic preparedness in an increasingly virtual environment.

2:30pm Virtual

Future-proofing classifications in Canada: The journey to ICD-11 (0140)

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

11:30am Virtual

Artificial intelligence in health care (0141)

Speakers: Rongzhu Wen, MD, MHSc, CCDIS, CHIM, Medical Coder, Victoria Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre

The implication of artificial intelligence (AI) has been changing the practice of medicine and health information management. HIM professionals need to update their knowledge and skills to fill emerging roles.

1:00pm Virtual

Embarking on an AI-enabled health care solution journey (0151)

Speakers: Carole Piovesan, JD, Managing Partner, INQ Law & Dr. Rashaad Bhyat, MB, BCh, BAO, BSc (Hon), CCFP, Clinician Leader, Canada Health Infoway & Ron Johnson, Vice-president, Innovation and Rural Health, Eastern Health

Join the Canada Health Infoway panelists to learn about their AI solution implementation toolkit.

2:30pm Virtual

How to apply data governance standards in your organization (0142)

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.

4:00pm Virtual

Making a lasting impression with executives (0143)

Let’s get proud of the value of health information professionals! This is an interactive session to help you instill confidence when explaining what you do within the profession in 30-seconds or less.

October 7

11:30am Virtual

Allyship with Indigenous communities (0150)

Speakers: Tia Kennedy, Anti-Indigenous-racism Educator, Kiinew Kwe

How to create more meaningful relationships with the Indigenous communities

1:00pm Virtual

Sharing global HIM experiences in a pandemic (0145)

Speakers: Dr. Guillermo Paluzie, Ph.D., MD, Chief Medical Officer, Maresme and La Selva Health Corporation & Mandy Burns, Fellow IHRIM, CEO, Institute of Health Records & Information Management

Hear from a diverse, international panel of speakers as they share insights and lessons learned from adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2:30pm Virtual

Data governance of social determinants of health; Advancing the health information professional’s role (0146)

Speakers: Julie Pursley, MSHI, RHIA, CHDA, Director of Health Information Thought Leadership, American Health Information Management Association and Adjunct 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

11:30am Virtual

Modernizing Ontario: Digital data first, interoperability next (0152)

Speakers: Sue Schneider, BA, CHIM, CPHIMS-CA, CTSS, Director, Digital Health Standards, Ontario Health & Christine Sham,Director, Information Management Strategy and Policy Branch - Digital Health Division, Ministry of Health & Dragana Lojpur, Senior Information Management Standards Advisor, Ministry of Health

Partnering for digital, learn about the Ministry of Health in Ontario’s Digital First for Health strategy and Ontario Health’s patient summary updates.

1:00pm Virtual

3M™ 360 Encompass™ System: The next generation of computer-assisted coding (0147)

Speakers: Anthony Persaud, Business Development & Engagement Manager, 3M Canada

The 3M™ 360 Encompass™ System platform helps hospitals take their coding and documentation efficiency and accuracy to the next level by integrating CAC, CDI, and analytics into one application.

2:30pm Virtual

Overcoming Canada’s privacy chill through data stewardship (0148)

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.

October 19

1:00pm Virtual

What is the real impact of health information? (0149)

Speakers: Jeff Nesbitt, BA, MBA, CEO & Registrar, Canadian College of Health Information Management and CHIMA & Matthew Aubie, Creative Director, Aubs & Mugg Inc.

This session is now taking place on Tuesday, October 19, at 1:00 pm ET. Explore how health information impacts the world around us and is shaping a more diverse and inclusive profession from our roots in management to new practice areas that empower people…