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Experts Discuss "How Canada's Digital Entrepreneurs Are Creatively Destroying and Modernizing Healthcare"

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

HOSTED BY: Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy

Event Details


Date: Tuesday February 04, 2020 | 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM
Speaker(s): Maggie Bergeron, Co-founder, CEO, Embodia Inc.
Dr. Karen Cross, Co-Founder and CEO, MIMOSA Diagnostics
Dennis Giokas, CIO, Medchart
Dr. Alexandra Greenhill, Founder, CEO and Chief Medical Officer, Careteam Technologies Inc.
Dr. Sonny Kohli, Co-Founder, CMO, and Board Director, Cloud DX
Paul LePage, CEO, Intelerad Medical Systems

HOST: Will Falk, Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management
Topic: "How Canada's Digital Entrepreneurs Are Creatively Destroying and Modernizing Healthcare"
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second Floor, South 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 engage the audience in a discussion on "How Ontario's Digital Entrepreneurs Are Creatively Destroying and Modernizing Healthcare."

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


Maggie Bergeron is a physiotherapist in Toronto, the co-founder of Embodia and the host of HealthTO - a health technology event that brings together 200+ healthcare practitioners and innovators bi-monthly for a learning and networking event. Maggie started Embodia 4 years ago to help her patients follow their home programs between their sessions and to improve their outcomes. Today Embodia is an end-to-end knowledge translation platform where over 10,000 physiotherapists take online courses, participate in discussion forums, and prescribe digital home exercise programs to their patients.

Karen Cross MD, PhD, FRCSC is a Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon and a Surgeon-Scientist at St. Michael’s Hospital. She is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and an Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University. She is also the Co-Founder and CEO of a startup mhealth technology company called MIMOSA Diagnostics. She performs basic science and clinical translation research developing non-invasive optical technologies to assess skin physiology. Her research aims are to bring innovative technology from the bench to the bedside.

Dennis Giokas is CIO with Medchart, Canada's first patient empowered health data exchange platform. His focus is on sales, market segment expansion, strategic partnerships, channel partners and US market entry. Dennis is a digital health leader, IT strategist and innovator. For the past 3 years he has advised over 50 start-ups and early stage companies in the areas of business and technology vision, strategy, business model, value proposition, digital health ecosystem alignment, and channel partnership development through his current role as a volunteer advisor at MaRS and previous role as an Innovation Broker with the Ontario MOHLTC. For 14 years Dennis was Chief Technology Officer for Canada Health Infoway and recently headed up the organization's Digital Health Innovation Ecosystem and Emerging Technology Groups. He oversaw the technical aspects of Infoway's $2.2B digital health investments publishing the industry-leading EHR and Privacy & Security Blueprints.

Dr. Alexandra Greenhill is one of Canada’s leading physicians in digital health innovation. She is the co-founder, CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Careteam Technologies, a digital health platform that aims to use artificial intelligence to solve healthcare fragmentation and enable optimal health. She is also an advisor at many of Canada’s most innovative technology companies, a Global Ambassador for Blackbox Connect powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, and Entrepreneur in Residence at Innovation Boulevard. Dr. Greenhill’s recognitions include the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal of Service, Startup Canada’s Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the YWCA Woman of Distinction in Entrepreneurship. She is also the only Canadian to have received the Cartier’s Women Initiative Award.

Sonny Kohli practices Internal Medicine and Critical Care in a suburb of Toronto, Canada. He is also Faculty at nearby McMaster University, and founding faculty of Healthcare at Singularity University Canada. His desire to improve access to care - deepened by his global volunteering - inspired him to co-found Cloud DX, a company utilizing an online platform of unique sensors and machine learning to connect people at home to their caregivers and loved ones. Sonny led Cloud DX to Canada’s first ever XPRIZE award, creating a “Star Trek” inspired medical tricorder that won the "Bold Epic Innovator" award in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition. He is formerly a Canadian Space Agency astronaut candidate, trained Flight Surgeon, and alumnus of the International Space University, where he helped test and deploy IRIS on the ISS.

Paul LePage, B.Eng., MBA, Dr. h.c. is the President & CEO of Intelerad Medical Systems. Mr. Lepage spearheads Intelerad Medical System’s mission to make a difference in healthcare by providing high-performance, scalable and reliable cloud-based medical imaging solutions for healthcare providers worldwide. His vision: help Intelerad become the cloud imaging platform of choice for large scale imaging providers by harnessing his team’s 20 years of expertise in the field and innovations such as machine learning and cloud computing to enable customers to work smarter and drive better health outcomes.

About the Sandra Rotman Centre for Health Sector Strategy 

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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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