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QEII Health Sciences Centre

1276 South Park St.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 0A8

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Nova Scotia Health Authority Clinical Information Management & Technology (NSHA IM/IT) is pleased to welcome Heather Sulkers from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health as our guest speaker for the next Let's Talk Informatics event - Achieving HIMSS Stage 7 at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).

The CAMH achieved HIMSS Stage 7 on 21 June 2017, becoming the first Academic Teaching Hospital in Canada, to achieve this prestigious award – demonstrating the highest level of adoption and maturity in the HIMSS Acute EMRAM model. Learn how CAMH prepared for this evaluation, and how they addressed some of the unique challenges faced in a mental health setting in order to meet the Stage 7 criteria.

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• In person: QEII Health Sciences Centre, Bethune Ballroom
• Join On-Line via Skype (click "Skype" to join meeting)
• Join by Teleconference - 902-453-3481 / Conference ID - 19694

Event participants are encouraged to attend in person (Bethune Ballroom) or to view the session in groups by booking a central meeting room in your location. This will help to ensure that we don't exceed our 250 participant limit in Skype and enable us to maintain session quality. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

About the Presenter

Heather Sulkers is Senior Director, Enterprise Project Management Office and Clinical Informatics, at CAMH, where she provides leadership oversight for all projects and informatics initiatives at CAMH. Since joining CAMH three years ago, her accomplishments include leading CAMH’s achievement of HIMSS EMRAM Stage 7 in June 2017, the HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award in September 2018, recognition by Digital Health Canada as one of the top ten Canadian Women Leaders in Digital Health for 2018. Most recently Heather was one of the HIMSS 2019 Most Influential Women in Health IT Awardees.

Heather has extensive experience, leveraging her nursing background, implementing health care information technology systems in hospitals, community health service providers and physician practices in Canada, the US and Australia. She has proven stakeholder engagement and communication experience in clinical settings, understanding the transformation of clinical workflows and process optimization enabled by clinical systems, incorporation of privacy and security requirements and development of transition, readiness and change management plans. Heather has a strong understanding of the complexities involved in achieving healthcare transformation via the implementation of new information technology platforms. Heather’s experience and clinical background has enabled her to actively engage with clinicians and stakeholders across all levels of an organization to ensure technology adoption is streamlined and maximized. In her spare time Heather enjoys travelling and spending time with her family.

About Let's Talk Informatics

Let's Talk Informatics is a monthly Informatics Grand Rounds series dedicated to exploring the use of information technology in health care to transform patient care and drive clinical outcomes. The series is approved by Digital Health Canada (formerly Coach Canada) as a Continuing Education Provider enabling participants to claim 1CE hour for each presentation attended. It is also certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Nova Scotia Chapter for one Mainpro+ credit by providing content aimed at improving computer skills as applied to learning and access to information.

For more information about Let's Talk Informatics, please visit http://imit.nshealth.ca/news-events or email letstalkinformatics@nshealth.ca.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 0A8

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