January 2015

The Economics of Digital Health in Canada

11:45am-1:30pm | Hilton Hotel - 145 Richmond Street West , Toronto

Federal investments in Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) have helped ignite innovation in health care across Canada. These investments are delivering improved patient care, boosting efficiencies and taking advantage of trends and emerging technologies to improve the patient experience. At the same time, these investments are creating jobs and economic growth right across this country.

Join Michael Green as he talks about the numbers for digital health – the sector’s contribution to GDP and job creation, including the impact of the most recent federal grant to Infoway; the dollar value of benefits that have already accrued to Canadians and our health care system from telehealth, drug and diagnostic imaging systems and clinician electronic medical records; details about the growth of health information technology companies and their exports; and prospects for the digital health sector for 2015 and beyond.

Member Individual ticket price: $89
Individual Non-Member ticket price: $110
Tables of 10 available
Lunch will be served
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The Economics of Digital Health in Canada

Michael Green

President and CEO
Canada Health Infoway

Michael Green

Michael Green has an international reputation and proven track record of transforming healthcare through the use of digital health.
As President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Health Infoway, he works with Infoway’s jurisdictional partners and other key stakeholders to accelerate the development and adoption of digital health in Canada, which will provide clinicians and patients with information they need to support safer care decisions and a more modern and sustainable health care system for all Canadians.
Prior to his role at Infoway, Michael was President and CEO, Americas Region with Agfa Healthcare Inc. In this capacity, he led the transformation of radiology from film to digital in many jurisdictions across Canada and globally, making him an early visionary in the way digital health solutions can help make public health systems more sustainable and improve the patient experience. Michael has strong leadership and communications skills; he is a strategic thinker with a proven track record of bringing the best international research and innovation to Canada to advance the digital health agenda, create jobs and stimulate economic growth.
Michael has a diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences from the London Metropolitan University and spent his early career working at King’s College Hospital in the UK. In 2012 he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to the Canadian Health IT industry. He is a member of the ITAC (Information Technology of Canada) Health Board of Directors and served as Board Chair from 2009 – 2012.

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