Roundtable: The future of healthcare. Aligning People, Processes and Technology to make an impact on patient care
April 21, 2006

Attn: Health Care Executives

Re: The future of healthcare. Aligning People, Processes and Technology to make an impact on patient care. (June 6, 2006, National Club, Toronto)

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“While considerable time and effort is spent on planning and implementing ICT projects in health, until recently, limited time and resources have been devoted to sustainability. The first step is to provide direction and leadership to sustainability planning activities and to ensure key stakeholders remain involved and supportive of the project post-implementation. A critical factor in sustainable telehealth and electronic health record projects is developing and maintaining effective leadership and governance structures.”

Please join Canadian Healthcare CEOs and CIOs as a CATAAlliance guest at a Leadership Roundtable on June 6, 2006 to discuss:

-- What changes are needed to see breakthrough results?
-- How to better align hospitals, physicians, nurses and management?
-- How health care CIOs can build a bridge between business units and their IT departments?
-- Attracting and retaining talent; what internal processes can we automate in order to make the most effective use of our existing resources?

This roundtable format will provide you and your colleagues with an opportunity to network with each other to discuss challenges in execution and the best possible practices.

Following the roundtable, a white paper report, a number of case studies, and presentations will be made available to you.

Please review the agenda presented below and confirm that can join us.

John Reid, President & CEO

                                     Event Details and Registration

Date: June 6th, 2006

Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: National Club. 303 Bay Street, Toronto


8:00 am – 9:00 am – Leadership Executive Roundtable - Looking into the future of our healthcare system.

It's the year 2015, and you’ve built the necessary technology/communications infrastructure. How is the technology being utilized to make a real impact on the patient? What were the culture shifts that took place? How were the business cases written? Who took ownership of what and when?

Executive roundtables: Please feel free to pick the panel you would like to participate in:

Track 1: 9:15 am – 10:15 am

Implementing wait times information systems. What are the challenges? What are the best practices?

It’s December 31st, 2006. How did we manage to align all the limited resources in implementing a wait time system that works? What will be the upcoming challenges? Where will the best practices be?

Track 2: 9:15 am – 10:15 am

It’s year 2007. The changing role of the CIO in the healthcare sector. How is it different from today?

With the ongoing changes in our environment, limited budgets, and demanding business units, how are CIOs executing better and enabling strategic partnerships between IT and business units? Reflecting back, what has been our challenges and what will we need to do differently going forward? Who’s making progress and how are the results showing up in the organization?

Track 3: 9:15 am – 10:15 am

It’s year 2007.Excuse us. What are we waiting for? Misalignment between hospitals, physicians, nurses and management are causing execution challenges as well as contributing to the raising cost of the healthcare system. How can we as healthcare leaders (CEOs, CIOs, CFOs), innovate the culture of our institutions in order to align our activities to better serve our communities and our real stakeholders? What are the dangers ahead of us? Who is making progress and how is it impacting our internal and external communities?

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Harvesting, Reporting, Refining the "Best of the Best" Ideas of the Day

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Registration: To accept our invitation to be one of our guests, please send an e-mail with your full contact information to:  or call The Access Group at 416-629-7924.