Healthcare Roadshow 2023

Healthcare Roadshow

April 28th- May 12th, 2023
British Columbia | Nova Scotia | Ontario | Alberta

Event Overview

Navigating to a Better Future in Healthcare 

The healthcare sector has embraced a few years of turbulence as they dealt with immense pressure to be sustainable and resilient. The pandemic has placed a spotlight on the healthcare sector by making the key challenges of this industry top of mind for all citizens. Employee burnout, increasing turnover, rising concerns for equality and accessibility to primary/virtual care, and the rapid growth of the aging Canadian population is only the tip of the problems faced in the industry.  

Growing collaboration between public and private sector has introduced new areas of collaboration which can help this sector pivot into becoming more prepared to provide preventative and personalized care. The growing suites of services can help alleviate and provide remedies for some of the current challenges, but it introduces concern for privacy among citizens. How can healthcare leaders identify promising areas of opportunities to innovate and deliver improved patient outcomes at lower costs? 

To help you on this journey, Public Sector Network brings together the Healthcare Roadshow 2023 where trailblazers and leaders will share their best practices and key lessons highlighting how they are navigating their organization through turbulent times.  

Benefits of Attending

Explore current trends, opportunities and challenges to the future of patient-centered care 

Discuss key strategies that can help accelerate healthcare transformation to provide more personalized and preventive patient care at lower costs 

Delve into how virtual care can shape the future of healthcare across Canada 

Your Inspiring Speakers

April 28th – Halifax, NSMay 2nd – Toronto, ONMay 3rd – Ottawa, ONMay 10th – Vancouver, BCMay 12th – Edmonton, AB

Krista Jangaard
President and CEO

Paul-Charife Allen
Director, IT Security Risk Management & Digital Infrastructure Information Management & Technology (IM/IT) Business
Service & Strategy
Nova Scotia Health

Riley Landry
Senior Cyber Security & Risk Analyst
Nova Scotia Health

Jennifer Sheils, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Horizon Health Network

Jennifer Sheils
Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Horizon Health Network

Dr. Ted Scott, Ph.D., MAppSC, CPHIMS-CA, Vice President Research & Chief Innovation Officer, Hamilton Health Sciences

Ted Scott
Hamilton Health Sciences

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Mehdi Somji
Director, Innovation & Partnerships, Institute for Better Health
Trillium Health Partners

Laura Desveaux
Scientific Director, Institute for Better Health & Learning Health System Program Lead
Trillium Health Partners

Jeff Curtis DBA, MBA, MSc, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP, CISM, Chief Privacy Officer, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Jeff Curtis
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Gina Johar Vice President and Chief Digital Officer Quinte Health Care 

Gina Johar
Vice President & Chief Digital Officer
Quinte Health Care

Noor-Amin Noorani, Executive Director, Division of Cardiology, University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Executive Director, Cardiology
University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Dr. Alan Forster
Executive Vice President & Chief Innovation and Quality Officer
The Ottawa Hospital

Mahila Kanesananthakuru
VP of Operations, Telemedicine and VC
Appletree Medical Group

Colleen Ferris
Director of Innovations and Strategic Development
Healthcare Excellence Canada

Ian Rongve
Ministry of Health

May Tuason
Director, Clinical Architecture & Innovation, Digital Health Strategy Office
Provincial Health Services Authority

Elizabeth Borycki
Director at Global Laboratory Digital Health Innovation, School of Health Information Science
University of Victoria

Andre Kushniruk
Director at the School of Health Information Science
University of Victoria

Abelardo Mayoral-Fierros
Director, System Optimization
Fraser Health Authority

Tina Costa
Director, Clinical Adoption & Integration, Office of Virtual Health
Provincial Health Services Authority

Claire Doherty
Leader, Virtual Health
Providence Health Care

Nadine McRee
Director Indigenous Wellness Core
Alberta Health Services

Tim Murphy
Vice President Health
Alberta Innovates

Quinn Mah
Executive Director, Information Management Branch
Government of Alberta

Reg Joseph
Health Cities

Key Sessions

Government KeynoteGovernment KeynotePanel DiscussionRoundtable DiscussionGovernment Keynote Panel Discussion- Vancouver

Co-creation with Patients and Families: Leveraging Person-Centered Care for the Future of Health

  • Designing health infrastructure and services with patients and families to improve access, flow and patient experience
  • Understanding needs of diverse populations using person-centered approaches

Privacy and Security: Navigating a Leading Challenge in Healthcare

  • How can you develop proactive strategies to protect your organization against a crippling cyber attack
  • How can legacy systems increase the vulnerability of your organization and what are the opportunities to innovate?
  • How can you increase the cyber vigilance in a tired work force?

Crystal Ball Gazing: The Future of Health in Canada 

  • How has the pandemic impacted innovation within the healthcare sector? 
  • What are the trends shaping the future of technology in healthcare? 
  • Where do you see more opportunities to increase collaboration for better results? 
  • What are the key factors that should be considered for the healthcare sector to thrive in the new normal? 
  • What are the key takeaways and tips from 2022 that can help Healthcare leaders to be better prepared and respond to future disruptions? 

Roundtable 1: Protecting Healthcare Sector Against Cyber Threats

Roundtable 2:   Improving Accessibility to Electronic Patient Records

Roundtable 3: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learnings Impact in Healthcare

Strategies to Attract and Retain Healthcare Talent 

  • Identifying the pain points of the system 
  • Leveraging technologies to reduce burnout and employee turnover 
  • Examining opportunities and top tips to elevate labor shortages in the healthcare system 

Panel Discussion –Exploring the Impact of Virtual Care   

  • How is virtual care impacting how patients are receiving care from their physicians?  
  • How can virtual care alleviate stress in hospitals?  
  • How is the patient’s experience measured to ensure the true impact of virtual care?  
  • How can expansion into virtual care optimize system efficiency? 
  • How could virtual health investments transform infrastructure and capacity investments? 


Abelardo Mayoral-Fierros, Director, System Optimization, Fraser Health Authority 

Tina Costa, Director, Clinical Adoption & Integration, Office of Virtual Health, Provincial Health Services Authority 

Claire Doherty, Leader, Virtual Health, Providence Health Care 

Your Registration

Live Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with your peers from across the state in dedicated networking sessions, interactive roundtable discussions and meal breaks

Technology Solutions

Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

What Your Peers Had To Say

This was a really great event for many in the healthcare sector who have an invested interest in advancing healthcare through digital technology. The mix of attendees and perspectives provided very valuable insight. The presentations and roundtable discussion were very relevant and engaging. Thank you!

Centre For Addiction And Mental Health

The day was inspiring. It was amazing to meet people, who I have met virtually, in person. I am excited about the future of technology in health care.

Fraser Health Authority

This event provided the opportunity to engage and learn from digital health leaders throughout the day. I also appreciated the ample time to speak with fellow attendees between sessions

Mohawk College & Burlington OHT