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Dr. Chris Simpson, Chief Medical Information Officer at Novari Health, and former President of the Canadian Medical Association will be presenting at the National Summit on Integrated Care on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, in Toronto.

Dr. Simpson’s presentation will focus on leveraging and scaling out digital tools to improve access to care across the care continuum. Digital transformations are essential to realizing improvements in healthcare delivery and outcomes; but determining how to best start, and how to incorporate, and scale, digital tools remains an area of confusion. The presentation will outline how to create an action plan for leveraging digital tools to: increase Canada’s healthcare performance and access to care, deliver on your mandate of improving patient continuum of care, and implement eReferral and central intake for mental health, addictions, diabetes, diagnostic imaging, and more. Session attendees can take back practical strategies and solutions for scaling out digital tools in their organization.

The National Summit on Integrated care brings together healthcare providers from hospitals, long-term care homes, community and mental health, primary care, as well as health ministries, health authorities, research institutes, and industry solution providers. More information on the National Summit on Integrated Care and registration information can be found online.

About Dr. Chris Simpson:

Dr. Chris Simpson is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at Queen’s University as well as Vice-Dean (Clinical) of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medical Director of the Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO). He is a member of the Queen’s School of Policy Studies Health Policy Council.

Dr. Simpson’s primary non-clinical professional interest is health policy – particularly access to care, seniors’ care, wait times and medical fitness to drive.  He served as the chair of the Wait Time Alliance (WTA) and is a past chair of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society’s (CCS) Standing Committee on Health Policy and Advocacy.  He has served on the Cardiac Care Network of Ontario (CorHealth) Board of Directors, is a past member of the CCS executive and a former governor of the American College of Cardiology. He currently serves as the Chair of Health Quality Ontario’s Quality Standards Committee.

He is the CMIO for Novari Health.  In 2015, Dr. Simpson was elected to fellowship in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and currently serves on their Board of Directors.

About Novari Health

Novari Health designs, builds, and implements cloud-based, enterprise scale software solutions that improves access to care, coordination of care, and the efficiency of the delivery of healthcare services. Based in beautiful Kingston, Ontario, Novari has become one of the largest Canadian based digital health solution providers. With offices in Kingston, Toronto, Vancouver, Boston, and Sydney, Australia, the Novari team comprises physicians, nurses, former hospital administrators, software architects, project managers, certified professionals in health information management and customer support. Novari Health is a Microsoft Partner and for security and scalability, our software solutions are hosted on the Microsoft Azure Canadian cloud data centres.