Brought to you by AMS Healthcare, the Ontario Caregiver Organization, The Change Foundation and the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement, Patients & Caregivers Take on Technology is a first step to patient led discussions and conversations about digital healthcare.

The conference will provide space for patients, families and caregivers to come together as leaders and partners, have their voices heard and begin to co-design quality compassionate care in a digital healthcare system. Rapid advances in technology will change healthcare over the next decade. How and where patients are cared for will be transformed, and the expectation patients have of the healthcare system and their healthcare providers will continue to change. Healthcare jurisdictions across the country will be challenged to deliver digitally integrated, fully accessible and interoperable healthcare information.

The conference is all about discussing and identifying challenges/barriers, and developing key recommendations and critical success factors for meaningful use of digital health services & technology, all with a goal to support seamless and high-quality patient, family, and caregiver partnered care. Patients & Caregivers Take on Technology is a Patients IncludedTM event. It was co-designed with a steering committee comprised of patients, families and caregivers.

This event is about you, your family and loved ones. Thank you for sharing your lived expertise, your time and your insights. Today is just the beginning. We commit to sharing a summary of the event and next steps. See our objectives for the day.

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Keynote Speaker: Susannah Fox

Susannah Fox helps people navigate health and technology. With clear dedication for the health care system, she has targeted making the system better for the patients that depend upon it throughout her career. She advises companies and nonprofits about how to stay close to their customers and become learning organizations.

She recently served as the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). She was responsible for helping HHS harness the power of data and technology to improve the health and welfare of the nation. As CTO, Susannah created opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation across the Department’s 27 divisions and 80,000+ employees. See this Washington Post article to learn more about her role at HHS, and watch this speech to see her explain how space for innovation is created at a federal agency.

From September 2014 – May 2015, Susannah was the Entrepreneur in Residence at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation after 14 years at the Pew Research Center, where she directed the health and technology portfolio.

Susannah serves on the board of Cambia Health Solutions, based in Portland, OR. She is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian Institution, as well as a member of the Founder’s Circle for the Society for Participatory Medicine.


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