Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Canadian Centre for Healthcare Facilities: Transforming Healthcare and Improving Care

(Ce programme n’est pas disponible en français.)

March 27, 2015
Victoria, BC

Visit www.cchf.net for further information/registration (space is limited).

With billions of dollars going into building new facilities and renovations across Canada because of the aging infrastructure, technological advancements and the redefining of patient care, a significant opportunity is before us to reshape healthcare. Innovative technologies will play a key role in transforming healthcare environments to increase efficiencies and improve care.

This event will showcase successful evidence-based technological innovations that have improved financial, health and organizational outcomes by the key project healthcare champions and industry partners from across Canada.


Using Technological Innovation to Get Patients to Eat Well 
Sharon McDonald, President, Morrison & Marquise Hospitality, Compass Group Canada Healthcare
Murray Hutchison, Corporate Director, General Support, Island Health, British Columbia
Innovation by providing multiple menu choices and a ‘concierge’ like service to patients had major implications for patient experience and recovery, facility design, including reducing the building footprint, operational efficiency  and food waste savings at Royal Jubilee Hospital.

Achieving Quality and Speed in the Microbiology Lab 
Lawrence Mahan, Vice-President, Country Business Leader, BD Diagnostic Systems, Canada 
Biochemistry Laboratory, Island Health, British Columbia
Microbiological laboratories seek technologically innovative solutions to cope with large numbers of samples and limited personnel and financial resources. The Kiestra Total Laboratory Automation (TLA) system adopted by Island Health BC, delivers the best possible microbiology services including reduced turnaround times in microbiology treatment for quicker diagnosis and treatment for their patients.

Smart Room Technology at McKenzie Health, Richmond Hill Hospital
Hill-Rom  / McKenzie Health, Ontario
The Innovation Unit features a streamlined approach to care, designed to improve patient safety and experience through the integration of advanced technologies.

‘Building in’ Evidence Based Best Practice in Patient rooms 
Angel Accessibility Solutions / Prism Medical Systems 
MSIP & Violence Prevention, Island Health, British Columbia
Learn how designing overhead lifts in each patient room from the patient’s bed to each private bathroom reduced patient falls and injury and musculoskeletal (MSI) injury to staff Royal Jubilee Hospital. 

Eastern Health: Decision-Making Software for Capital Planning & Operations 
Sharon Lehr, Vice-President and Chief Performance Officer, Eastern Health, Newfoundland and Labrador
Howard Waldner, Caledonia Solutions  
The adoption of an evidence-based decision making framework, and executive dashboard tools software were engaged by Eastern Health to facilitate priority setting in capital planning and operations.

Transforming Healthcare Facility Construction @ Alberta Children’s Hospital
Alberta Children’s Hospital Case Study, Alberta 
Kristin Moore, DIRTT Environmental Solutions
Alberta Children’s Hospital used a modular walls system for a major renovation project resulting in faster project completion, significantly reduced infection risks, a customized wall system with unique design features that are environmentally sustainable and more cost-effective than using traditional materials.

How technology has improved P3 Projects through Partnerships BC (TBC)
Amanda Farrell, President
An update on Partnerships BC healthcare projects and a look at how innovative technologies, design and funding are creating innovative healthcare projects that are driving change. A must hear for P3 proponents! 

For more information contact Rita Mezei, Executive Director.

Registration information:

Register on-line


Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to 3.5 Category II credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement.

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