20-Apr-2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter presents
Primary Health care Renewal in Bonavista, NL

April 20, 2017
  12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Newfoundland Time
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Primary healthcare delivery models in Newfoundland and Labrador, that are physician centric in small physician practices in rural and remote communities, are becoming increasingly difficult to sustain. Eastern Health has been particularly challenged to provide adequate and appropriate primary health care to the residents of the Bonavista Peninsula. To address this challenge, a needs and benefit assessment of how primary care is delivered in the Bonavista area was completed in order to develop a new and sustainable model of care that would improve access to primary and preventative care to ultimately improve the health of the residents. A critical enabler to reform primary care is the Electronic medical record. It effectively transformed care from provider centric to patient centric.

Featured Speakers: 

  • Debbie Walsh, Director Rural Health (Interim)
  • Dan Bond, Regional Manager Health Information Systems, Eastern Health

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Speaker Biographies

Debbie Walsh is the Director of Rural Health (Interim) within Eastern Health. Debbie has worked in several roles  ( clinical and management) within Eastern Health for the past 26 years. This is a senior Management position and includes responsibility for the oversight of all acute care sites in Rural ( Including Rural Avalon, Clarenville and the Burin Peninsula) with leadership  responsibility for the Primary Health Care Renewal initiative in Bonavista.

Dan Bond is the Regional Manager of Health Information Systems within the Healthcare Technology and Data Management Department (HTDM) of Eastern Health, with 15 years’ experience as a project manager. This is a senior management position within Eastern Health and includes responsibility for the daily operations and continuous improvement of the health authorities core clinical information systems.

Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.