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The Future of Healthcare: Data, Analytics and Empowerment

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Simon Fraser University

Room 05-30, ICBC Concourse, Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue

580 W Hastings St

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As healthcare analytics enable the industry to move towards patient-centered care, critical conversations around balancing privacy and innovation are needed. Healthcare analytics empowers providers to make data-driven decisions that reduces health care costs and improve patient outcomes. But at what cost?

Join Simon Fraser University and other leading experts as they explore the impact of data privacy, policy and emerging technologies’ impact on patient-centered care.


Speakers:
Ohad Arazi, Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President, TELUS Health
Fiona Brinkman, professor in Bioinformatics and Genomics at Simon Fraser University
Muhammad Mamdani, Founding Director, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael's Hospital

Moderator: Fred Popowich, scientific director, SFU's Big Data Initiative


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

Ohad Arazi is the Chief Strategy Officer and Vice President of TELUS Health. His mandate is to advance TELUS Health’s strategy, establish collaborative services across the company’s diverse solutions and work with clients to use technology to achieve better health outcomes. He holds responsibilities for TELUS Health's innovation practice, bringing disruptive thinking and an outside-in perspective to the organization. Ohad also leads the Provider Solutions Business Unit, responsible for growing and establishing new products and solutions that will engage physicians and patients within Canada’s health ecosystem. He is passionate about developing solutions that bridge healthcare and information technologies. He believes technology can play a tremendous role in transforming outcomes, decreasing cost and enhancing collaboration.

Fiona Brinkman is a professor in Bioinformatics and Genomics at Simon Fraser University. Dr Brinkman has been leading large consortiums to tackle the global health threats posed by infectious and inflammatory diseases and antibiotic resistance. Her research and widely used open-source computational tools have led to fundamental insights into how microbes evolve, and are enabling health agencies to implement more sustainable control of infectious diseases and to preserve microbiota essential for human and environmental health. She is on several committees and Boards, including the Board of Directors for Genome Canada, and Chairs the Scientific Advisory Board for the European Nucleotide Archive. Her awards include a TR100 award from MIT, Thompson Reuters “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” and High Cited Researcher, and most recently she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Muhammad Mamdani is the Founding Director of the Li Ka Shing Centre for Healthcare Analytics Research and Training (LKS-CHART) of the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. The LKS-CHART bridges advanced analytics including machine learning with clinical and management decision making to improve patient outcomes and hospital efficiency. Dr. Mamdani is also a professor at the University of Toronto and has published over 450 studies in leading peer-reviewed medical journals.


ABOUT THE MODERATOR:

Fred Popowich is the scientific director of SFU’s Big Data Initiative, which is a university-wide initiative that empowers people to unlock data for research, education and community impact. His work connects industry and communities with SFU partners and experts to address challenges and opportunities around data. He was the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Artificial Intelligence Association (CAIAC), recognizing his outstanding service to the artificial intelligence (AI) community in Canada. He regularly talks about the role of AI in society, most recently in a Business in Vancouver Op-Ed entitled, “The importance of the ‘human factor’ in relation to smart-city data”.

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