27-Apr-2016 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
101 College Street
MaRS Discovery District, Room CR3
Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L7


New Panel Speakers Announced

Greater Toronto Area Chapter of CCHL and MaRS present
Paying for Outcomes in Healthcare: Trends and Real World Examples from Canada & Globally

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
5pm – 7pm at MaRS Discovery District
101 College Street
Ground Level, Room CR2

After the first successful collaboration session between MaRS and CCHL GTA, we are excited to present the second event in the partnership.  This event will feature a presentation from Alexis Wise and Zayna Khayat from the MaRS Discovery District on key trends globally in outcomes based financing. 

Discussion will review how outcome-based financing agreements can help amplify and scale health care innovation across the system and re-orient the system towards achieving improved value.  The MaRS team will present ideas on how to integrate paying for outcomes into the Ontario health system.

Please join us on April 27th, 2016 for the presentation and networking session. 

Light food and drinks will be served.

Taxes included
CCHL Member
MaRS Partner
Student Member


Speaker Bios:

Dr. Zayna Khayat

Dr. Zayna Khayat is a senior advisor in health system innovation at MaRS Discovery District, an innovation hub in Toronto with a major focus on the health sector. She is also Director of the MaRS EXCITE health technology evaluation program. Zayna’s mission is to help healthcare systems in Ontario, Canada and around the world adopt health technology that improves public health while driving the Canadian knowledge economy. Dr. Khayat is also adjunct professor in health sector strategy at the Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto. Zayna was previously director of development at the Ivey International Centre for Health Innovation at Western University. Prior to this, she had an 11-year career in strategy consulting in the global health and life sciences sector, first with the Boston Consulting Group’s Toronto office from 2001 to 2010, and then as an associate principal with SECOR/KPMG.  She holds a PhD in biochemistry from the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children, with a focus on insulin action and diabetes. She lives in Toronto with her husband and three children.  @ZaynaKhayat  |  zkhayat@marsdd.com


Alexis Wise

Alexis is a health advisor and senior manager within the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. Alexis’s current work focuses on issues related to health system innovation, policy levers for influencing behavior change, health care contracting and pricing mechanisms and measuring outcomes and impact.   Alexis brings to MaRS a diverse professional experience.  She is an experienced management consultant having started her career at Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte), working for a boutique in the UK and also consulting independently.  Alexis has also had first hand experience as an entrepreneur as co-founder of a Canadian employee support and education company.  And prior to joining MaRS, Alexis worked as a civil servant in the role of Pricing Strategy Lead for Monitor, the regulators for the National Health Service in England, where she was responsible for setting pricing policies to support improved integration of care across the health sector. Alexis is a graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and completed her MBA at London Business School (both with distinction).   She lives in Toronto with her husband and three children.  awise@marsdd.com

Erik Hellsten, Manager of Strategy, Quality Standards Program, Health Quality Ontario
Erik works with Health Quality Ontario (HQO) as Manager of Strategy for HQO’s new Quality Standards program, which develops and supports monitoring and adoption of evidence-based standards of care for high priority disease populations and service areas. His recent work has included leading the development of HQO’s 3-year strategic plan for its health technology assessment and quality standards function as well as a variety of work related to supporting Ontario’s Quality-Based Procedures hospital payment reform strategy. Prior to joining HQO, Erik led the Hospital Funding Reform stream of the Excellent Care for All Strategy at the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Adam Jagelewski, Director of the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing
Adam leads the Capital Advisory practice as well as the day-to-day operations of the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing.  Adam has been an important contributor to national and international market development initiatives in the field of impact investment.  He has also been a critical partner in the development of the Heart and Stroke social impact bond, which will be announced later this spring or early summer.  Adam led the team that supported the outcomes-based contract negotiations between the Heart and Stroke Foundation and the Public Health Agency of Canada and the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing will support performance management of the social impact bond for its duration.  
Terri Lohnes, Practice Lead (Health Care and Not-for-Profit Group), OPTIMUS | SBR
Terri has 20 years of health care, public sector and non-profit experience.  Prior to joining OPTIMUS | SBR, she was the National Director of Partnerships at GE Healthcare Canada, where she was responsible for developing and executing strategies to support a variety of growth initiatives in collaboration with provincial governments and various health care partners.  She has also worked in the Office of the Premier of Ontario and held executive responsibility for the start-up and oversight of the Ministry for Research and Innovation.  Terri has been involved in the negotiation of private finance arrangements related to health care infrastructure projects as well as innovative financing approaches for service delivery, specifically related to healthcare technology.  
Niall Wallace, Co-Founder and Acting CEO of Infonaut
Niall Wallace is Co-founder and CEO of Infonaut Inc, a privately held Canadian company born out of Ontario’s SARS crisis, and dedicated to developing healthcare IT solutions for disease and infection surveillance. Infonaut are recent winners of US competitions 43North 2016 and the InfoTech BETAS2016 “Best Emerging Tech Company”.  Infonaut’s main product, Hospital Watch Live (HWL) solves the global challenge of deadly hospital infections. This is made possible through a proprietary real-time surveillance, analytics and behavior improvement platform.  Infonaut has been actively exploring opportunities to link payment for its services with the outcomes it achieves (namely reduced infection rates in hospitals.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.50 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.