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October 4

11:00am Virtual

Falling Through the Cracks: Greg’s Story

Speakers: Teri Price & Dave Price, 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

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

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

The Canadian College of Health Leadership (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

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

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

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

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.

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.

4:00pm Virtual

Making a lasting impression with executives

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

1:00pm Virtual

Sharing global HIM experiences in a pandemic

Speakers: Dr. Guillermo Paluzie, Ph.D., MD, Chief Medical Officer, Maresme and La Selva Health Corporation & Marci MacDonald, CHIM, Membership Chair, International Federation of Health Information Management Associations

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

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

1:00pm Virtual

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

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

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.