29-Nov-2017 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
10030 107 Street
7th Street Plaza - North Tower - Rm 4-400
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3E4

   Southern and Northern Alberta Chapters are pleased to present a special event
Connect Care – Better Health. Powered by Information

November 29, 2017
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mountain Time
Live in Calgary, by Telehealth in Edmonton (Calgary is sold out)
7th Street Plaza - North Tower - Rm 4-400

AHS is about to embark on the largest clinical transformation initiative in the history of healthcare in Canada – Connect Care.  
Connect Care is a collaborative effort between Alberta Health (AH) and AHS staff, clinicians and patients to improve care and safety for Albertans.

Connect Care will improve the patient experience and the quality and safety of patient care by creating common clinical standards and processes to manage and share information across the continuum of health care. Connect Care will support Albertans to take ownership of their health by giving them electronic access to their own health information.

AHS currently has more than 1,300 independent systems storing patient information. With Connect Care, efficiencies will be achieved and Alberta will have a common system where health providers can access comprehensive and consolidated patient information — information that will travel with patients wherever they access the health system.

Connect Care will be implemented provincially over two to three years in order to allow our facilities time to prepare for this transformation.

CCHL-SAC invites you to listen first hand to meet the leaders responsible for this initiative and to further understand details on how the project is expected to unfold. There will also be an opportunity for the panel to answer questions. 
 Barb Kathol – Senior Program Officer, Clinical Operations

Barb Kathol, a Registered Nurse, has spent most of her career in operations leading clinical teams. Now as the Senior Program Officer for Connect Care, Barb is the Operations leader supporting the transformation of care using the implementation of a Clinical Information System as the catalyst.
 Penny Rae – Chief Information Officer

Over the last four years, Penny Rae has been leading the Information Technology department at Alberta Health Services (AHS), as the Chief Information Officer (CIO).  Also a professional engineer, Penny has held senior leadership roles in both the public and private sectors.  Penny has extensive experience in strategic planning, operations, auditing, negotiations, consulting, and staff management.
Dr. Rob Hayward – Chief Medical Information Officer
Unfortunately, due to an unforeseen circumstance Dr. Hayward is now unable to attend.

Robert Hayward is a general internist, health informatician, professor of medicine (University of Alberta) and CMIO (Alberta Health Services). By developing, implementing and evaluating a wide range of front-line information systems, he has accrued considerable expertise in clinician engagement, decision support and EMR usability and workflow integration.

Registration and Networking
Presentation and Q&A
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 1.00 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.