March 8, 2010 March 8, 2010 March 8, 2010
The Hospital for Sick Children The Hospital for Sick Children The Hospital for Sick Children
Toronto, ON Toronto, ON Toronto, ON
Time Conference Sessions
08:30 – 09:00 Registration and Breakfast for Conference 09:00 – 09:45 The new provincial approach to group purchasing - What are the implications? 09:45 – 10:30 Interoperability of Medical Devices - Is it ready for Prime Time? 10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:30 Humanitarian work - How can Clinical Engineering Professionals get involved? 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Does Patient Management Software require a Medical Device License? - A panel
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:00 Does Patient Management Software require a Medical Device License? - A panel
[CONFERENCE SESSIONS] [CONFERENCE SESSIONS] [CONFERENCE SESSIONS]
09:00 – 09:45 (Main Auditorium) (Main Auditorium)
The new provincial approach to group purchasing
– What are the implications?
About Presenter: Jodi is Legal Counsel / Corporate Privacy Officer for Mount Sinai Hospital
Presentation: Jodi will be discussing the Broader Public Sector Supply Chain Guidelines. These
new guidelines will have significant impact on the way equipment and services are procured by
hospitals. The role of the Clinical Engineering professional is important in helping hospitals meet
the requirements of the BPS Guidelines.
About Presenter: Vivian Leong is a Project Manager with the Council of Academic Hospitals of
Presentation: Vivian will describe the CAHO Group Purchasing Initiative, a two year pilot
project to investigate the feasibility of capital equipment shared capital purchases. She will also
discuss the next steps for creating an ongoing shared group purchasing initiative for the hospitals
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09:45 – 10:30 (Main Auditorium) (Main Auditorium)
Interoperability of Medical Devices - Is it ready
for Prime Time?
About Presenter: John is currently a Manager in the Clinical Engineering department at the
University Health Network in Toronto. He holds a MHSc from the University of Toronto and is a
Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
Presentation: John’s presentation will cover how to implement medical data integration, as
defined in the IHE Framework, by using examples from the user guidance document "IHE- Patient
Care Devices User Handbook".
11:00 – 12:30 (Main Auditorium) 11:00 – 12:30(Main Auditorium)
Humanitarian work - How can Clinical Engineering
Professionals get involved?
Jon Beale, Engineers Without Borders
About Presenter: Jon Beale is a past long-term staff with EWB. He worked in Zambia for one
year supporting the creation of new agricultural industries in partnership with local co-operatives.
Jon currently lives in Toronto and remains involved with EWB on the Canadian-programs side.
Engineers Without Borders (EWB) creates opportunities for rural Africans to access clean water,
generate an income from small farms, and have improved access to services and infrastructure
they need to improve their lives. Harnessing the problem-solving approach and creative
pragmatism of the Canadian engineering sector, EWB works with local partners to address the
root causes of poverty in rural Africa.
Presentation: This talk will further explore what changes EWB is involved in creating, as well as
why we think engineers are well-suited for creating that change.
Ron Morey, Food for the Hungry Canada
About presenter: Graduated BCIT BMET 1982. Employed by Food for the Hungry Canada since
2004, preparing medical equipment for shipment to hospitals in developing nations. Have repaired
and/or taught medical electronic courses in Zaire (1yr), Kosovo (7months). Have made short term,
2-6wk, humanitarian trips to Zaire, China, Ghana, Kosovo, Indonesia.
Presentation: What humanitarian projects can look like for Clinical Engineers and Biomedical
Engineering Technologists overseas. There will be further discussion regarding projects that exist
About presenter: Jean is currently the Technical Services Manager at Smiths Medical Canada
and a Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering Program at Centennial College. Jean Graduated in
Electrical Engineering, from the University of Leuven (Belgium) in 1990. Jean also holds an
Honours degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from The University of Greenwich
(London, England) and a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Engineering from Kings College,
(London, England). During his students years Jean joined the International Movement of Catholic
Students IMCS. Where, as a volunteer he took on humanitarian assignments in Kenya, Mali and
Ecuador. Then he joined the International Catholic Movement for Intellectual and Cultural Affairs
where he worked as a volunteer for the SIIAEC International Secretariat for Catholic Engineers,
Agronomists and Industry Officials. He also took on voluntary assignments for RedR, UK.
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Presentation: As a Clinical Engineering society we can prepare ourselves to help those in need of
our skills and experience. My aim is to open a discussion among us on how important our role and
responsibilities have become in any emergency situation. Due to the fast pace in the development
of technology, doctors and nurses can no longer work on their own in these situations. We are
desperately needed to be side by side. Our planning today will allow us to get ready when needed
13:30 – 16:00 (Main Auditorium) 13:30 – 16:00(Main Auditorium)
Does Patient Management Software require a
Medical Device License? - A panel discussion.
Sarah Chandler, Health Canada
About presenter: Sarah is currently the A/Head of the Regulatory and Scientific Section of the
Medical Devices Bureau at Health Canada in Ottawa. Previously, she was in the role of the
Regulatory Information Officer. Sarah has also had the position of Lean Continuous Improvement
Facilitator at Volex Canada, Inc.
Presentation: Sarah’s presentation will cover the classification of patient management software,
the transition period to come into compliance with the Medical Devices Regulations and the
impact on open source software
About presenter: Brendan Seaton is the President of ITAC Health, the health division of the
Information Technology Association of Canada. In this role, Brendan provides leadership and
support to 130 companies providing information and communications technology (ICT) products
and services to the health sector. His responsibilities include representing the interests of Industry
to governments and the health organizations, particularly in the areas of ICT investment strategies,
regulation and standards.
Presentation: Brendan's presentation will address the challenges facing the health ICT
community and users of health information systems posed by the requirement to license patient
management software as medical devices. He will outline the solutions being developed by the
ICT community through ITAC Health and adopted by vendors.
About presenter: Tony Easty is Senior Director of the Department of Medical Engineering at the
University Health Network (Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Princess
Margaret Hospital), Toronto, Director of Medical Engineering at Mount Sinai Hospital, and Chair
of the Management Committee of the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation. He joined the
Toronto General Hospital in 1978. He holds a BSc (Hons) from the University of Sussex,England,
and D.Ic and PhD degrees from Imperial College, University of London, England. Tony is a
Professional Engineer (Ontario), and a Certified Clinical Engineer. He is an Associate Professor at
the Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering, and in the Department of Electrical
Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada. He is a past-president of the Canadian Medical and
Biological Engineering Society (CMBES), and in 1987 he received the Outstanding Young
Canadian Biomedical Engineer award from CMBES for contributions to biomedical engineering
research in a clinical environment. In 2005 he was elected a Fellow of the CMBES. He has
supervised twenty graduate students and published over 50 articles on a variety of topics within
Presentation: Tony will be discussing the implications of the recent Health Canada directives
relating to patient management software on hospitals.
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About presenter: Lydia Lee is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer for University
Health Network (UHN), a leading multi-site acute care teaching hospital in Toronto. In this role,
Lydia provides strategic leadership in the areas of information management, information
technology, privacy, medical engineering and human factors engineering support services. Lydia
has been at UHN for more than six years serving in several different leadership roles focusing on
clinical integration, performance improvement, patient safety and health system redesign.
In addition to her UHN responsibilities, Lydia is the Integrated Chief Information Officer for the
Shared Information Management Services (SIMS) Partnership – a collaboration of health care
provider organizations that span the continuum of care in Toronto. These organizations work
together to transform health care delivery by leveraging information management and
technology. The SIMS Partnership includes: Providence Health Care, St. John’s Rehab, Toronto
Central Community Care Access Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health
Network, West Park Health Care and Women’s College Hospital.
Lydia is currently President-Elect on the Board of Directors of COACH, Canada’s Health Informatics Association, a national association dedicated to developing and promoting health
informatics professionals and their accomplishments within the Canadian health system.
Previously, Lydia has held numerous positions in healthcare administration and consulting,
focusing on strategic alliances, integrated health system planning, large-scale project management
and evidence-based health care. Lydia received her B.A. in Economics from Northwestern
University in Evanston, Illinois and her M.B.A. in Finance and Management from the University
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[HOW TO GET THERE] [HOW TO GET THERE] [HOW TO GET THERE]
Where to find The Hospital For Sick Children Where to find The Hospital For Sick Children
555 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M5B 1W8
Tel: (416) 813-1500
How to get to Sick Kids by TTC - subway
If coming from a northern direction, exit at Queen's Park subway station and walk south two blocks on University
Avenue. If coming from Union Station or a southern direction, exit at St. Patrick subway station and walk two
blocks north on University Avenue.
For bus and subway information, call the 24-hour TTC line at (416) 393-4636 or visit their Web site www.ttc.ca
How to get to Sick Kids by car
If driving from a northern direction, take the Don Valley Parkway south (downtown). Exit at Bloor Street and make
a left on to Castle Frank Road then a right onto Bloor Street. Follow Bloor (travelling west) to Bay Street (Bay
Street is one intersection west of Yonge). Travel south on Bay and make a right on to Elm Street. Parking and the
hospital can be found one block west, on your right side.
If driving from a southern direction, exit the Gardiner Expressway at the York Street/Bay Street exit. Take the York
Street ramp. Go straight on York Street. Turn left onto University Avenue. Travel north on University Avenue up to
Elm Street. Make a right on Elm. The hospital's underground parking can be found one block east, on your left side.
If driving from the east or west, take the 401 to the Don Valley Parkway south (downtown). Follow the directions
from above, driving from a northern direction.
Sick Kids has two parking lots:
1. an underground lot below the hospital (enter from Elm Street, between University Avenue and Elizabeth Street)
2. an indoor lot at 77 Elm Street (at Elm Street and Elizabeth Street)
Wheelchair parking is available at these two lots by the elevators of each level.
PLEASE ENTER THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY AVENUE ENTRANCE.
The registration desk will be located in the foyer of the University Avenue Entrance.
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