Media Advisory (for Tuesday, April 29th): CATA Mobile Health Care Roundtable Gathers Leaders to Chart Way Forward for Canadian Health Care
April 28, 2014


CANADIAN ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE (CATAALLIANCE) HEALTH CARE DIVISION advances its mission to identify barriers, obstacles, opportunities and enablers impacting the use of mobile technology in the delivery of health care; and to develop strategies to drive adoption of mobile technology through collaborative work with public and private sector partners

Scheduled for April 29, in Ottawa, the Mobile Health Roundtable has gathered 60 major public and private sector stakeholders to validate CATA’s assessment of the mobile health technology dimension of the health care agenda in Canada. The goal for the day is to create a broader support network and also a broader group who are willing to work with CATA on removing barriers and creating the enablers.

Mobile Health can be broadly defined as the practice of medicine, inclusive of health, wellness and care, supported by mobile devices.

When: Tuesday, April 29, 2014

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Where: Adobe Systems Canada
Klondike Room (ground floor)
343 Preston Street
Ottawa, Ontario

Agenda & Opportunities for Interviews:

Opening Remarks:
9:30 - 10:00
John Reid, David Farnes - CATAAlliance
Shawn Cruise - Adobe Systems 
Dave Wattling - TELUS Health

10:00 - 10:30
Priorities of CATA’s Mobile Health Advisory Board

11:00 - 11:30
Electronic Medical Records - A case study

Dr. Rick Davies, Ottawa Heart Institute

11:30 - 12:15
Discussion Topic: Extending Care into Communities with Mobile

Facilitated by Stephen Saunders, CGI and Chief Jeff Brooks, Lambton County EMS

12:15 - 12:30
Chronic Disease Self-management Applications

Melanie Yeung, University Health Network

1:30 - 2:00
Technology and the Canadian Healthcare System

Mark Nenadovic, Canada Health Infoway

2:00 - 2:45
Mobile Medical App Certification and Regulation

Facilitated by Dr. Shurjeel Choudhri, Bayer

3:15 - 4:00
Driving Adoption - Selling into the Healthcare System

Facilitated by Fraser Edward, TELUS Health and Dr. Puneet Seth, Input Health

4:00 - 4:30
Wrap-Up: Action Plan and Path Forward

++ Action Requested: To RSVP and for further information, please contact:

David Farnes, CATAAlliance Health Care Lead