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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.

About the Conference

This conference is an annual opportunity for networking, increased awareness and collaboration between health care executives and the information technology industry.

The fifth annual Okanagan Technology Symposium was held June 2-3, 2003 at the Grand Okanagan Lakefront Resort and Conference Centre, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. The title "Health Care Transformation through Collaboration" reflects this conference's focus on how different groups can work together.

The audience of more than 250 people included health care executives and practitioners, senior policy makers and funding providers, and some of the information technology people who support them.

Conference host and moderator was Dr. John Weisbeck, MLA, Kelowna-Lake Country.

Speakers included:

  • Hon. Sandy Santori, Minister of Management Services, Government of B.C.
  • Hon. Colin Hansen, Minister of Health Services, Government of B.C.
  • Hon. Sindi Hawkins, Minister of Health Planning Services, Government of B.C.
  • Dr. Larry Ohlhauser, founding Board member, Canada Health Infoway; President and CEO, HSI Healthcare Solutions & Innovations
  • 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.
  • Tamara Vrooman, Deputy Minister, Strategic Initiatives & Corporate Services, Ministries of Health Planning and Health Services, B.C.
  • WHIC representatives: Shelly Lipon, Saskatchewan; John Schinbein, British Columbia; and Linda Miller, Alberta
  • Front line practitioners: Dr. Allan Brookstone, general practitioner; Gerri Rintoul, nursing representative; and Dr. Kendall Ho, Chair, Continuing Medical Education, UBC Faculty of Medicine
  • Presenters of case studies in Private/Public Collaboration: Dr. George Eisler, BC Academic Health Council; Don Henkelman, B.C. Cancer Agency; and Lindsay Allan, PathNet
  • Sponsor speakers with expertise in healthcare: David Ulis, Fujitsu Consulting; John Wenzel, Initiate Systems; Ann Scales, Park City Solutions; Dr. Thomas Jones, Oracle; Dr. Patricia O'Brien, Accenture; Randy Schwindt, SAP; Laurie Poole, Clinidata; Shabana Muhajir, Nortel Networks; Trevor Hodge, Sierra Systems Group; Sarah Graham, Orion Systems International; Barry Burk, IBM Canada; Gary Wilson, TELUS; Gary Hawkings, Bell; Iain McLean, Total Care; Michael van der Lee, Rogers AT&T; Wireless
  • Other organizations: Lisa Meginbir, BCIT; Tim Devlin, BCNet; Tim Lynch, InfoLynk Consulting; Bruce Schmidt, Genome BC; Dr. John Cairns, UBC

For more information about sponsorship opportunities,
please call Greg Spievak at 1-866-388-6060 or send an email to [email protected]

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