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Okanagan Technology Symposium

Okanagan Technology Symposium 2003
Health Care Transformation through Collaboration
National Conference & Exposition
June 2-3, 2003

The Grand Okanagan Hotel/Resort, Kelowna, B.C.


Monday, June 02, 2003
7:30 a.m. Registration and Trade Show open
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m. Welcome: Dr. John Weisbeck, MLA
8:40 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.
Opening Remarks:Hon. Sindi Hawkins, Minister of Health Planning, Province of B.C.
8:55 a.m. - 9:25 a.m. Keynote Address
  • Dr. Les Vertesi, Medical Director, Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, B.C. and author of "Broken Promises: Why Canadian Medicare is in Trouble and what can be done to save it."
9:25 a.m. - 10:10 p.m. Feature Address: Electronic Health Record
An architecture and solution set for the creation of an EHR, including critical success factors, product overviews and case studies of successful implementations.
  • Fujitsu Consulting: David Ulis, VP Management Consulting & Healthcare Solutions Practice Leader
  • Initiate Systems: Mark Edelstein, VP Sales
  • Park City Solutions: Ann Scales, VP Sales
10:10 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Coffee Break
10:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Feature Address: Oracle
  • Dr. Thomas Jones, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
    Clinical Information Standards: Creating Systems for an Integrated Health Care Community
11:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. Educational point of view:
  • BCIT - Lisa Meginbir, Program Head, Health Information Systems Technology: "Health Informatics Collaboratory"
  • BCNet - Tim Devlin: "The Optical Regional Advanced Network and CA*net4"
11:30 p.m. - 12:00 p.m. Feature Address: Accenture
  • Dr. Patricia O'Brien, Global Provider Managing Partner
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Business Case Studies:
  • SAP - Randy Schwindt, Account Executive, BC public sector
  • Fujitsu Consulting
  • Clinidata - Laurie Poole, Director of Professional and Quality Services: "Public-private partnerships in the delivery of telehealth services"
  • Nortel - Shabana Muhajir, Senior Manager: wireless applications for point-of-care access to medical records and information
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Federal/Provincial/Territorial Collaboration
  • Dr. Larry Ohlhauser, founding Board member, Canada Health Infoway; President and CEO, HSI Healthcare Solutions & Innovations
3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Coffee Break
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Feature Address:Electronic Health Records � The New Health IT Agenda
  • Trevor Hodge, Sierra Systems Group
  • Sarah Graham, Orion Systems International
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Feature Address: InfoLynk Consulting
  • Tim Lynch: "Interface Relationships in Healthcare"
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Conference Trade Show
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Reception for Conference Delegates
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Gala Dinner (at hotel)
Keynote Address:
Honourable Sindi Hawkins, Minister of Health Planning, Province of British Columbia

Tuesday, June 03, 2003
8:30 - 8:40 a.m. Opening Remarks:
  • Honourable Sandy Santori, Minister of Management Services, BC
8:40 - 9:00 a.m. Keynote Address:
  • Tamara Vrooman, Deputy Minister, Strategic Initiatives & Corporate Services, Ministries of Health Planning and Health Services, B.C.
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Feature Address: IBM Canada Ltd.
  • Barry Burk, General Manager, Healthcare Industry
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Front Line Collaboration Experiences
  • Dr. Allan Brookstone, general practitioner
  • Dr. Kendall Ho, Chair, Continuing Medical Education, UBC Faculty of Medicine
  • Gerri Rintoul, nursing representative
10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:05 a.m. Genomics in BC: The convergence of biology and IT in life sciences
11:05 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Business Case Studies (5 x 15 minutes)
  • Telus - Gary Wilson, Director, Government Relations & Aboriginal Affairs: "Health Care Solutions Through Collaboration"
  • Bell - Gary Hawkings, Director, BCE Emergis
  • Total Care - Iain McLean, General Manager & VP
  • Rogers AT&T; Wireless - Michael van der Lee, Vice President General Manager, BC Region: three B.C. case studies
12:15 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m. Inter-Provincial/Territorial - What's working?
Western Health Info Collaborative leaders:
  • Shelley Lipon, Saskatchewan
  • John Schinbein, British Columbia
  • Linda Miller, Alberta
2:40 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Feature Address: UBC
  • Dr. John Cairns, Dean of Medicine - "Expansion of BC's Medical School and a Distributed Model: Meeting Provincial Needs"
3:10 p.m. - 3:25 p.m. Coffee Break
3:25 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Private/Public Collaboration - Case Studies
  • BC Academic Health Council - Dr. George Eisler
  • BC Cancer Agency - Don Hinklemann
  • PathNet - Lindsay Allan, General Manager
  • TBA
4:30 p.m. - 4:50 p.m. Summary: Honourable Colin Hansen, Minister of Health Services, Province of British Columbia
4:50 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks: Dr. John Weisbeck, Conference Chairman

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