Maritime mHealth

November 26, 2015, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Building a Connected Patient-centric Digital Healthcare System

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CATAAlliance (CATA) and Digital Nova Scotia (DNS) are proud to host, in partnership with presenting sponsors Health QR and the IWK Health Centre, a one-day conference focused on building a connected patient-centric digital health-care system in Nova Scotia and the Maritimes. Bringing together members of the ICT, life-sciences, and health communities, this event aims to engage stakeholders to look at the opportunities and barriers to a progressive mobile health-care system in our region.

The Maritimes population is aging and the demand for health-care services is growing. Mobile-health technology with a focus on connected patient care offers significant solutions to current barriers in the health-care system, from rural care to wait times. Join speakers from CATA’s Mobile Health Advisory Board, DNS members, Health QR, the IWK, representatives from the Government of Nova Scotia, and more, to move mHealth innovation adoption forward. Learn more about the impact local ICT companies are having on the growing mHealth sector, from self-management tools to mobile apps for MRI appointments, and gain insight on innovative case studies and collaborative mHealth opportunities in The Maritimes and beyond!

As industry associations for the ICT sector, CATA and DNS believe that mobile, digital technology provides a significant opportunity to positively transform the health sector and empower patients; leading to better patient outcomes and reducing costs to health systems in the Maritimes. Join us on November 26th, 2015 to be part of the action plan for mHealth innovation and impact.

The digital revolution is now disrupting healthcare. A vast amount of health-related data is being generated on a daily basis in Canada through clinical encounters, administrative processes, and clinical research activity. With the rapid pace, spread and reach of information and communications technologies – such as remote monitoring, mHealthxv tools, and ‘wearables’ – information about health and healthcare will grow exponentially. This offers potential for smarter clinical decision-making, better research and evaluation, and more informed and engaged patients. However, it also requires critical supports in order to channel and focus this deluge of data into actionable intelligence that patients, providers, and system decision-makers can use.