The 2012 itHealthcare Canada Conference and Exhibition has a dynamic educational program that's intended to inspire health care professionals to creatively source innovative solutions and strategies to meet the needs of an industry that continues to evolve.
Innovation Showcases are an opportunity to hear from senior management as they unpack lessons learned and best practices about their successful innovation projects.
Wednesday October 3rd, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Central CCAC/LHIN – Multi-Organizational Collaboration Improves Patient Care
More and more, technology projects that enable better patient care happen outside the walls of any one organizations. They involve connecting teams of people together from multiple organizations, disciplines, cultures and systems in a way that transforms the process of healthcare. Drawing on real life experiences, including the Central LHIN RM&R implementation across Central CCAC and all seven hospitals in the LHIN, this session will take you on a journey, describing the critical success factors, the challenges and outcomes, and help our understanding of the importance of collaboration for achieving health system goals of improved care.
Thursday October 4th, 9 AM - 10:30 AM
IBM – Dr. Watson ('The Doctor Is In')
IBM has developed the next generation of Big Blue (the computer that beats Chessmaster Gary Kasporov). Dr. Watson is an interactive computer device that aids physicians and clinicians in assessing and diagnosing patients and prescribing treatment/intervention. Dr. Watson may well portend the future of medical care.