Accelerating Technology Adoption in Healthcare

On-line Registration Now Open!

Technology growth continues at an unprecedented rate but the adoption of new devices and their accompanying process/workflow changes within the healthcare community are lagging. With a rapidly growing aging population, and a surge in the incidence of chronic diseases (obesity, diabetes, heart disease, etc.), solving the adoption issue is a key element in addressing our global healthcare crisis.

This symposium will:
• Provide an opportunity to explore the challenges for adoption of new healthcare technologies
• Feature a distinguished list of speakers providing regional, national and international perspectives for technology producers, healthcare providers and policy developers

DATE: November 3, 2011
8 am - 4 pm: Symposium
4 pm - 6 pm: Reception & Technology Showcase

LOCATION: The MATRIX Hotel, 10640 100 Avenue NW, Edmonton, CA

Bus transportation will be provided from Calgary and Red Deer. Pickup locations in both cities will be announced.





Proposed Speaker/Details


Registration opens & light breakfast



Welcoming remarks

Rob Beamish, Executive Director, Clinexus


Keynote speaker: Adoption by the end  users of technology

Steve Agritelley, Director of the Health Research and Innovation Lab, Intel


International view of health technology adoption

Dr. John Conly, U of Calgary/Alberta Health Services


Networking coffee break



A national perspective on adoption of health record technology

Jim Mickleson, Executive Regional Director, Western Region, Canada Health Infoway


How AHS is improving adoption

Don Juzwishin, Director, Health Technology Assessment & Innovation, Alberta Health Services





Panel: Lessons Learned - How companies can improve adoption of their technologies

Cheryl Knight, Leader, Continuing Care Technology Initiative

Noreen Soneff, AHS Home Care, Sherwood Park

Mel Snihurowych , Clinic Experience Subject Matter Expert, POSP

Martin Ferguson-Pell, AiiMiT

Moderator: Tom Ogaranko, Kanata Health


Afternoon coffee/drinks available



Breakout #1: Addressing adoption issues when developing a marketing strategy

Joe Galatowitsch, Dymedex, Minneapolis


Breakout #2: A review of the current initiative with Telus

Dave Ludwick, Sherwood Park PCN


Reception & Tech Showcase



Wrap up




Early bird registration until Oct 15 (includes Symposium admission & Tech Showcase/reception): $99 + GST
Full registration after Oct 15 (includes Symposium & Tech Showcase/reception): $120 + GST
Student (includes Symposium & Tech Showcase/reception, valid student card must be shown): $60 + GST
Tech Showcase Exhibitor (includes 1 Symposium admission and Tech Showcase booth): $100 + GST
Tech Showcase Attendee only: $40 + GST

Register Now!

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The Health Technology Symposium 2011 will be held at the Matrix Hotel, located at 10640 100 Ave, in the west end of downtown Edmonton and across the street from Alberta Health Services.

The Matrix Hotel has offered attendees a special conference rate of $140 per night plus taxes.  When making the reservation, specify the Health Technology Symposium conference and the associate CAUBO rate.  Attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodation.

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  • are a small or medium-sized business
  • have a health technology application
  • are ready for growth

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