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Experts Discuss "The Aging Population and Digital Solutions"

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 March 03, 2020 | 04:30 PM - 05:45 PM
Speaker(s): Azi Boloorchi, Director of Innovation & Project Management, Revera
Bill Charnetski, EVP, Health System Solutions and Government Affairs, PointClickCare
Dr. Michael Guerriere, President and Chief Executive Officer, Extendicare Inc.
Zayna Khayat, Future Strategist, SE Health

HOST: Will Falk, Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management
Topic: "The Aging Population and Digital Solutions"
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 explore the role of technology in the care for older adults in different settings - in institutional settings, both for staff and residents and their families, as well as in the home. What are we learning? What are the challenges?


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


William Charnetski is the EVP, Health System Solutions and Government Affairs, at PointClickCare. Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, PointClick Care is the global leader in providing cloud-based solutions to the senior care community. He is building a system-wide approach to bringing the company’s solutions to publicly-funded health systems as well as a high-performing global government affairs capability. Prior to that, Bill was the Province of Ontario’s first Chief Health Innovation Strategist, where he drove collaboration across the public and private sectors to bring innovative health technologies to market in Ontario and beyond. He was a champion for leveraging Ontario’s investment in health as an economic driver; accelerating the shift towards value-based health care, including value-based procurement; and improved patient outcomes. Before joining the Ontario public service, Mr. Charnetski worked in the United Kingdom with AstraZeneca, one of the world's largest innovative pharmaceutical companies. He led the global government affairs and public policy function and had responsibilities for corporate social responsibility and regional communications. Previously, he was VP, Integrated Health Solutions and General Counsel for AstraZeneca Canada, where he focused on helping to bring an integrated approach to adopting value-adding innovative pharmaceutical technologies in Canada. Before that, as a partner in the Toronto office of the law firm Torys LLP, Mr. Charnetski's practice included mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, securities law and public-private partnerships. He formed and was Head of the Privacy Law Group. He has also been Chief of Staff to the Chair of the Canadian Parliamentary Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade as well as a senior policy advisor to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

Dr. Michael Guerriere is President and Chief Executive Officer of Extendicare. Dr. Guerriere has a diverse background with over 25 years of experience in medicine, technology and healthcare operations management. Prior to joining Extendicare in the fall of 2018, he was the Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of TELUS Health, where he developed strategy for the company’s eHealth business which serves clinical professionals, hospitals, government agencies, health authorities, pharmacies and consumers across Canada. Dr. Guerriere was a founding partner of Courtyard Group, an international healthcare consultancy that TELUS Health acquired in 2011. Before starting Courtyard in 2002, he served ten years as an executive in university teaching hospitals, including as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the University Health Network. He holds a degree in Medicine and specialty training in Internal Medicine from the University of Toronto, an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and an honorary doctorate from Ryerson University.

Zayna Khayat has been teaching the 2nd year MBA field application course, Healthcare Consulting since January 2012. At Rotman, Zayna also serves on the Health Leadership Advisory Board, helping guide and shape the school’s strategy and direction in the health and life sciences sector. Dr. Khayat is the Senior Advisor, Health System Innovation at the MaRS Discovery District. Prior to joining MaRS in February 2014, Dr. Khayat was a senior leader with the International Centre for Health Innovation at the Ivey School of Business at Western University, where she currently is an Adjunct Faculty member. From 2010-2012, Zayna was an associate partner with SECOR Consulting/KPMG Canada. There, Zayna worked with medium and large sized public and private health and life sciences organizations in Ontario and nationally on issues of strategy and management. Prior to joining SECOR-KPMG, Zayna was a Principal with the Toronto office of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm, where she was a professional from 2001 to 2010. Zayna earned her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Toronto / Hospital for Sick Children where she was a scholar of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, studying how insulin and exercise regulate blood glucose in the muscle. Zayna completed undergraduate studies in biochemistry at the University of Windsor, where she earned the President's Medal for top all around graduate of the University (1996) and the Board of Governor's Medal for top graduate of the biochemistry department. Dr. Khayat is a senior advisor to Endeavour Volunteer Consulting Netowrk (EVCN), a volunteer based consultancy that provides strategic and management advice to non-profit clients in the GTA.

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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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