JUNE 6, 2017 – Join us for a casual Meet-up on Tuesday, June 6th to network, chat, and be inspired by established digital health professionals while Speed Networking and enjoying a drink and a delicious appetizer or two.


What is Speed Networking?

Speed Networking is a fun, fast-paced way for emerging professionals to connect with a group of digital health leaders in a short amount of time. At this COACH Meet-up, you will have the chance to talk with established professionals from public and private sector healthcare organizations both large and small. Since the “round robin” format gives you only a few minutes with each person, it might help to come prepared with questions that will make the most out of the time you have together.

Top Ten Speed Networking Questions

  1. What’s your favourite part of your job?
  2. What’s your least favourite part of your job?
  3. What makes a resume stand out to you?
  4. Do you have a favourite productivity tool?
  5. What’s your favourite tip for preparing for interviews?
  6. What’s been one of your biggest career accomplishments?
  7. Do you have any tips for people just starting out?
  8. What is the most significant change you have seen in digital health recently?
  9. What do you want to do next in your career?
  10. What are some of your favourite things to do/watch/read for inspiration?

Plus, practice your elevator pitch: a quick statement that includes your name, title or occupation, and what you are interested in. Some people love Speed Networking because you get right to the point (no small talk) before you move on to the next contact. Say thanks, stay engaged and, most of all, have fun!

COACH Meet-up with Speed Networking

  • Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
  • Time: 6:30-9:00 PM
  • 20$ per person entrance fee includes appetizers and a drink ticket. Space is limited so please register in advance!


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Speed Networking Mentors

Paulo Gomes founded DoctorCare on the principles of openness & honesty, hard work & servitude and the strength of relationships.  As a staunch advocate of our healthcare system, Paulo believes that drastic change is necessary because the economics are broken.  There are opportunities everywhere to improve, re-allocate resources and most importantly help primary care physicians be properly compensated and improve their patient’s health. Previously, Paulo spent his entire working career working with primary care physicians in the EMR industry and in Pharmaceuticals with Pfizer.  He has an MBA and HBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Jan Walker is Vice President, Strategy, Innovation and Chief Information Officer at West Park Healthcare Centre in Toronto, Ontario. In that role, she provides leadership and direction for information management and technology at the Centre. Jan holds a PhD in epidemiology from the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Over her career, she has worked extensively with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, LHINs and hospitals using “big data” to develop and implement funding systems, capacity and strategic plans, and case costing and data quality initiatives across many sectors of the health care continuum. She is a member of HIMSS, CHIME and COACH.

Shannon Malovec is a highly skilled health informatics leader, passionate about transforming healthcare through patient engagement and experienced in strategic planning, portfolio/program management, and systems implementation. Shannon is Principal, Patient Engagement at TELUS Health.  In her role Shannon leads the strategy development, product management, and delivery management of TELUS Health’s patient facing applications, including Personal Health Record, Home Health Monitoring, and EMR Portals.  She also leads the execution of major health transformation initiatives and is responsible for the delivery of consulting services.

Joanne Templeton is accountable for the Canada/East Division’s business development activities, as well as client, office and consultant management at Gevity With more than 30 years of information management and technology experience, Joanne is a leader in the industry and provides senior consulting services on many Gevity engagements. She has been involved in the healthcare sector since 2000 where she was engaged to facilitate the business process redesign for a public sector client amalgamating five organizations. A member of the Information Technology Association of Canada and COACH: Canada’s Health Informatics Association, Joanne also holds the Project Management Institute Project Management Professional certification.

Wayne Ho is Managing Director of Healthcare Human Factors. In the past 20 years he has focused on the interaction between people and technology as an Interaction Designer and Usability Specialist. He is passionate about improving the design of software, devices, and processes in healthcare. Wayne is an active researcher and designer for healthcare systems, devices, and software from radiotherapy systems to infusion pumps. He is also a member of the AAMI Human Factors Committee and IEC/ISO joint working group on usability of medical devices. Wayne holds a MEng in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto specializing in Human Factors and a BASc in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo.

Shiran Isaacksz is the Senior Director of the Regional Provincial Portfolio at University Health Network. With more than 18 years of healthcare experience, Shiran’s expertise lies in leading complex and large-scale transformational projects and overseeing established regional programs and IM/IT Teams for the community sector. Shiran chose a career in healthcare as he felt an innate drive for working in a sector that aligns with his values and enables him to give back to the community at large. “All of the great work we do at UHN is patient-centric. Shiran believes that the patient voice must guide all healthcare activities, whether it be at the policy level in his role as Vice President and Board Member with COACH or when planning and implementing projects.

Sarah Sharpe, BSc, MSc, PhD(c), Healthcare Strategy & Co-Founder, QoC Health With a background in research and quality improvement, Sarah has a wealth of experience in patient engagement, measurement/evaluation and implementing improvements in healthcare. In her role at QoC Health, she leads the team in co-design, implementation and evaluation of mobile and web solutions for patients and healthcare providers.

Cassie Frazer, Program Director, Consumer Health and Innovation, Canada Health Infoway, is a certified health informatics professional and the consumer health program director at Canada Health Infoway. With 19 years of healthcare experience, Cassie is able to leverage her experience and interests in patient care, change management, health informatics and innovation within the broad digital health portfolio she manages.

Dior Sarr is a Business Strategist at the Ontario Renal Network, and leads the organization’s Kidney Transplant portfolio. In addition to providing strategic direction on how to increase the kidney transplant living donation rates in Ontario, Dior is responsible for strengthening partnerships with external stakeholders. Prior to joining the Ontario Renal Network, she worked internationally with several organizations including the World Health Organization and UN Women. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago, and her Master of Public Heath in Health Policy & Management from Yale University.

Patrick Byam is an Ivy-league educated professional with over 10 years of experience in the healthcare and non-profit sectors. As a passionate champion of health care advancement, Patrick has spent his career building positive change in health care delivery in Canada, the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean. Patrick holds a Master of Public Health from Yale University, and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Ottawa.

David Denov is a Director in PwC’s Health Services Consulting Practice, and brings a deep understanding of how technology changes have impacted the healthcare system, how technology is managed inside healthcare organizations and how to manage deployment within a healthcare setting. David has worked for hospitals, consulting, and vendor groups focusing on strategic planning, enterprise architecture, mHealth, information management, business intelligence and big data, data governance, methodology/process documentation and development, project management, team and staff management, and has overseen numerous successful large scale technology assessments, environmental scans and technology implementations. David is passionate about the intersection of digital technologies (web, mobile, cloud) and health care: specifically how these technologies can be used to improve patient and provider experience while reducing costs in the Health Care industry.

More to be announced!

REGISTER Space is limited!


Note: This Meet-up is concurrent with/in the same venue as the e-Health 2017 Conference and Tradeshow,  but you do not have to be registered for the conference to attend the Meet-up. However, single-day registration passes are available onsite if you choose to attend.