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Experts Discuss "Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare - Are we there yet?"

4:00 to 4:29pm registration check-in; 4:30 to 5:45pm discussion and audience Q&A; 5:45 to 6:30pm reception

Event Details


Date: Tuesday December 10, 2019 | 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM
Speaker(s): Dr. Trevor Jamieson, Medical Director of IT Implementation and Innovation at St. Michael`s Hospital and Lead, Virtual Care, at WIHV, Dept of Medicine, University of Toronto
Joby McKenzie, Managing Director (Canada), Babylon
Dr. Chris O`Connor, President, Think Research
David Wiljer, Executive Director of Education, Technology & Innovation, University Health Network (UHN)

HOST: Will Falk, Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management
Topic: "Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare - Are we there yet?"
Venue: Fleck Atrium (Ground Floor, North Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $25 plus HST per person (register for all 4 Health IT sessions for $75.00 plus HST)
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SUMMARY: A panel of experts will discuss the application of artificial Intelligence and machine learning to the healthcare sector from a management perspective.

You're invited to attend an information session on GEMBA-HLS at the end of the event. Please register by visiting the following page.


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

  1. November 6, 2019 - Procurement and Innovation Session: Transforming the healthcare supply chain
  2. November 12, 2019 - Health IT Session 1: IT for Ontario Health Teams (OHTs)
  3. November 20, 2019 - Global Health Session 1: The Global Sanitation Challenge - Opportunities for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  4. November 27, 2019 - Global Health Session 2: Private Sector Entrepreneurship in Global Health: Innovation, Scale, and Sustainability
  5. December 10, 2019 - Health IT Session 2:  Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare - Are we there yet?
  6. February 4, 2020 - Health IT Session 3: How Canada`s Digital Entrepreneurs Are Creatively Destroying and Modernizing Healthcare
  7. February 10, 2020 - MedTech Module: Key Trends in MedTech Strategy
  8. March 3, 2020 - Health IT Session 4: The Aging Population and Digital Solutions

The certificate is available to all Rotman students, as well as anyone from the broader public. If you attend four sessions in-person you are eligible for the certificate. A person may take up to two years to complete the necessary sessions. 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


Joby McKenzie is the Managing Director of Babylon Health Canada. She is passionate about delivering quality service, digital engagement, and integrated solutions to truly enhance the patient experience and deliver more value for money to the healthcare system. At Babylon, we have a mission of making healthcare accessible and affordable for every person on earth. We offer a continuum of AI, virtual, and physical healthcare to serve each person most appropriately, according to their needs. Prior to Babylon, Joby was a Senior Vice President at LifeLabs (medical diagnostic services) and during her five-year tenure was responsible for business development, post-merger integration, government relations and strategy. Before working at LifeLabs, Joby was a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where she helped her clients increase shareholder value by developing and implementing human capital and operating strategies. Joby’s leadership style was shaped by her experience as an international professional basketball player and Canadian national athlete, qualifying for the 2000 Olympics and receiving a silver medal at the 1999 PanAm Games.

Joby has an MBA from the Ivey School of Business, a Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular and Medical Genetics from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Simon Fraser University.  

Dr. Christopher O’Connor is a practicing critical care physician at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga and the president and founder of Think Research. Dr. O’Connor started in primary care before specializing in Critical care. During his 5 years as Director of Medical Informatics at Trillium Health Partners, he became frustrated by the effort and time required to develop new order sets and clinical content from scratch. As a result he founded Think Research in 2006 with a vision of creating a connected collaborative ecosystem for the creation, deployment and measurement of knowledge based tools. Working together we could be more effective than working alone. Starting initially with just acute care order sets Think has expanded to include knowledge-based documentation, e referrals, virtual care and patient facing applications. Now in over 1000 health care facilities in 5 countries Think Research continues to grow across the health care system.

Trevor Jamieson is a general internist, Medical Director of IT Implementation at St Michael’s and Medical Director of Women’s Virtual at Women’s College Hospital. In these roles, he provides guidance to institutions on how best to select and implement technology into clinical processes, and has a particular interest in how you leverage IT in quality improvement cycles. He is also an innovation fellow at WIHV, where he is the clinical lead of a program to provide advise to small and medium sized vendors in the health technology space looking to enter the Canadian market, a clinical lead at the Centre of Excellence in Digital Health Evaluation where he helps to guide evaluations of provincial assets to determine how best they can be optimized or scaled, and a lead for virtual care where he participates in a variety of research studies looking at virtual care tools including patient-facing technologies.

Dr. David Wiljer is a member of the community providing groundbreaking perspectives and inspiring contributions to digital health policy, management, education and evaluation. He is the Executive Director of Education, Technology & Innovation at the University Health Network, and former Senior Director of Transformational Education and Academic Advancement at CAMH. David is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is a former President of the American Association of Cancer Education, and was the founding Chair of a national working group, the Canadian Committee for Patient Accessible Electronic Health Records (CCPAEHR), dedicated to involving patients in their EH. He was also an inaugural Associate Director of the Centre for Health, Wellness and Cancer Survivorship at the Princess Margaret Cancer Program at the University Health Network.

His work focuses on patient and health professions education, specifically patient involvement, digitally enabled education and life-long learning. He has explored the development of large programs, infrastructure, communities, and research initiatives that involve health professionals, patients and families in new approaches to education and care delivery, including patient portals for providing patients with access to their health records and social networking approaches to promote self-management and self-care.

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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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