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Inspiring Bold Action in Canada’s Digital Health Community

Brent Diverty is the Vice President, Programs for the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and an e-Health 2017Ambassador. In his role at CIHI, Brent oversees CIHI’s extensive data holdings, which span the continuum of health care services and also contain related financial, pharmaceutical and workforce data.  Connect with him on Twitter @BDiverty   

I’m thrilled to once again be an Ambassador for e-Health, and on behalf of CIHI, proud to co-host #eHealth2017.  As an international leader in health data and information, CIHI has a responsibility to provide and publicly report on the health system.  Co-hosting eHealth 2017 along with COACH and Infoway provides us with a great opportunity to work alongside our colleagues to inspire the type of bold action needed to accelerate improvements in health care and outcomes.

I’ve been participating in e-Health for several years, and my own experience has always been a rewarding one. Each year I am inspired by the insights I gain and the renewed connections I make.  This year I’m certain will be no exception.  Whether moderating or participating on a panel, exploring the trade show or pitching ideas at the Hacking Health @ e-Health 2017, there are countless opportunities to learn about advancements and challenge your thinking.   

Consider, for example, predictive analytics and their potential to transform health care.  This is one of the topics we will be exploring at the opening plenary session on June 5 which I’ll be moderating.   In preparation for the session, I spoke with keynote speakers Anne Merklinger of Own the Podium and Canadian Tire’s Paul Robinson about the transformative power of predictive analytics and why you can trust them to make evidence-based investment decisions. We all agreed they offer untapped potential for health care in Canada. We hope this discussion, and the many others you hear this year at eHealth 2017, will inspire you to take bold action in your own organization.

Join us this year. Add your voice and expertise as we learn from—and celebrate—our past successes and be inspired by some of the best that Canada’s digital health community has to offer.    

See you at #eHealth2017