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October 17 @ 1:00pm ET Virtual

What does best-in-class look like for a health data system in Canada? How advocacy, diversity and health data literacy can lead to impact and momentum. 

Speakers: Alies Maybee, Simon Hagens, BSc, MBA, Robyn Saccon, CHE, Dr. Ryan Wiley, Dvorah Richler, Betsy Nejat, BA(Hons), CAE

Sponsored by: Policy Modernization Group (PMG)

This session will involve a panel discussion with several members of the Policy Modernization Group (PMG), representing patients, industry, the public sector and the scientific community.

In 2022, “A World Class Health Data System for Canada: Framework for Action” was authored by members of the Policy Modernization Group (PMG) to support the recommendations of the Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy’s Expert Advisory Group.

The paper advocates for the creation of an optimized and world-class health data system in Canada by highlighting examples from other jurisdictions and encouraging healthcare stakeholders to advocate for a better system. The paper provides specific suggestions for getting involved, such as including diverse voices in the conversation, engaging with policy and decision-makers, becoming advocates within organizations, and promoting health data literacy.

This session will involve a panel discussion with several members of PMG, representing patients, industry, public sector and the scientific community.

Please see here for the paper – Policy Modernization Group

*The Policy Modernization Group (PMG) is a collaborative effort aimed at modernizing health data policies in Canada. Comprised of approximately 45 public/private/non-profit stakeholders from across the health data ecosystem, the PMG advocates for a health care system grounded in modern data policies across all therapeutic areas, while remaining as open as possible and as regulated as necessary. 


Alies Maybee
Patient Partner

Simon Hagens, BSc, MBA
Vice President, Performance
Canada Health Infoway

Robyn Saccon, CHE
VP, Public Affairs
BD Canada

Dr. Ryan Wiley
Shift Health


Dvorah Richler
Director, External Scientific Affairs – Lung Cancer, Global Oncology Medical Affairs


Betsy Nejat, BA(Hons), CAE
Senior Director of Partnerships and External Relations
Canadian Health Information Management Association
Canadian College of Health Information Management

CHIMA Professional members can earn 1 CPE credit for attending this event

Earn 1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending this event