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Experts Discuss "What Comes Next for Digital Health?"

4:00 to 4:30pm registration check-in; 4:30 to 6:00pm presentations, discussions and Q&A; 6:00 to 6:30pm reception

Event Details


Date: Tuesday November 13, 2018 | 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Speaker(s): Dr. Sacha Bhatia, Director, Women’s College Hospital Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care
Azi Boloorchi, Director, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, Revera Inc.
Greg Hein, Assistant Deputy Minister, Digital Health Secretariat, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care
Shirlee Sharkey, President and CEO, Saint Elizabeth Healthcare

HOST: Will Falk, Executive in Residence, ThinkResearch
Topic: "What Comes Next for Digital Health?"
Venue: Fleck Atrium (Ground Floor, North Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $25.00 + HST per person (includes 1 seat at the presentation and light reception) - Register to attend all 4 sessions for $75.00 + HST
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SYNOPSIS: A panel of experts will engage the audience in a discussion on "What Comes Next for Digital Health?"


For those who attend four sessions in the Link and Learn Series you may be eligible for a certificate of completion.

  1. October 29, 2018 - Procurement and Innovation Session: Implementing Value-Based Procurement - A Case Study
  2. November 13, 2018 - Health IT Session 1: What Comes Next for Digital Health?
  3. November 20, 2018 - Global Health Session: The Political Economy of Universal Health Care: Reaching the Hard to Reach
  4. December 4, 2018 - Health IT Session 2: Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare
  5. February 13, 2019 - Health IT Session 3: How Ontario`s Digital Entrepreneurs Are Creatively Destroying and Modernizing Healthcare
  6. March 5, 2019 - Health IT Session 4: How Innovative Entrants are Changing the Way We Think About Delivering Healthcare

The certificate is available to all Rotman students, as well as anyone from the broader public. If you attend four sessions in total you are eligible for the certificate, with one exception – if a student attends all three MedTech sessions they will be eligible for a certificate. A person may take up to two years to complete the necessary sessions for a module sticker or the certificate. Details of events will be posted above and updated on an on-going basis.

For more information on the Rotman Link and Learn Series Certificate please contact Rosemary Hannam, Senior Research Associate - Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy, at


Dr. R. Sacha Bhatia is the FM Hill Chair in Health Systems Solutions and the Founding Director of the Institute for Health System Solutions and Virtual Care (WIHV) at Women’s College Hospital. He is also a staff cardiologist and UHN and WCH. He is the national evaluation lead of the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign, a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto. He has been published in international peer reviewed journals like the New England Journal of Medicine and JAMA Internal Medicine. He has been a commentator on Bloomberg News, CTV News and the CBC, and has been asked to give over 80 presentations internationally, nationally and regionally since 2013.

Azi Boloorchi, MBA, MSc, is the Director of Innovation and Project Management at Revera, a leading owner, operator and investor in senior living with more than 500 properties across Canada, US, and the UK. In her role, Azi is responsible for the design and execution of the company’s innovation strategy and startup investments focused on improving the aging experience. In addition, Azi overseas the enterprise business planning process and the execution of strategic projects through the Project Management Office.

Greg Hein is the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Digital Health Secretariat in the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. In this role, his mandate is to ensure that digital health makes a significant contribution to improving the health outcomes of Ontarians in a way that is both evidence-informed and fiscally prudent. Before his work on digital health, Greg held various leadership positions in the ministry, including the Director of Policy and Delivery in the Deputy Minister’s Office. Greg has a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in political science and public policy.

Shirlee Sharkey is the President and CEO of SE Health, a national social enterprise bringing excellence and innovation to home care, seniors lifestyle and family caregiving to forever impact how people live and age at home. Under Ms. Sharkey’s leadership, the not-for-profit charitable conglomerate has enjoyed exponential growth and expansion, and facilitated transformative solutions in areas such as Indigenous health, end of life care, and caregiver wellness and support. Today, SE Health delivers more than 20,000 care exchanges daily through its team of 9,000 leaders and professionals.

Will Falk, Executive in Residence, ThinkResearch
Prior to joining Think Research, William was a partner with PwC and led their healthcare team in Canada. William has spent more than 25 years as a strategist and management consultant in New York and Toronto, advising top academic centres, governments, and innovative companies in healthcare. He has academic appointments as an Executive-in-Residence at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management and an Executive Fellow at the Mowat Centre, and is a Senior Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute.

About the Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy: 

Driving Excellence in Healthcare Management
Healthcare represents a huge and growing sector in all industrialized economies and is representative of the service and knowledge-oriented focus of the 21st century economy. The Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy brings an innovative research agenda together with world-ranked business learning to successfully raise the level of management in complex healthcare organizations.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing to 24 hours prior to the event will receive a refund less a $10 administration fee per person. If we do not receive written notice of your cancellation, you will be charged the full amount for this session. Substitutions are always welcome.


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