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Apps for Health 2017


Discover Innovation and Healthcare at this year's Apps for Health

As healthcare increasingly relies on technology, healthcare delivery is no longer restricted to hospitals and clinics – patients can now get fast, dependable information about their health in the palm of their hand. Healthcare in Canada is moving towards a larger-scale integration of eHealth resources, resulting in efficient patient care, collaborative work among different levels of care and better overall patient experience. However, implementation of innovative technologies comes with challenges, since this approach to healthcare is relatively new, and a multidimensional discussion must take place to assess the outcomes of such implementation. At this year’s Apps for Health conference, you will have the opportunity to step into the world of technological innovations in healthcare and connect with health professionals, software experts and policy makers.

The digital health conference brings together over 400 professionals at Mohawk College, to address issues around healthcare, medical education, technology and entrepreneurship in Canada. Currently in its seventh year, Apps for Health is hosted by Mohawk’s mHealth and eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC).

The conference keynote speakers include the Honorable Jane Philpot, Canada’s Minister of Health, and Nathalie Le Prohon, Vice President of IBM Canada.

The theme of the 2017 edition of Apps for Health is “Healthcare in Non-Traditional Settings,” focusing on the growing need for innovative methods of healthcare delivery, and how this need affects current healthcare practices. Topics range from using apps to motivate healthier life choices, innovative ways of accessing personal health information, outlooks on healthcare transformations in Ontario, to the legal implications of patient privacy within app development. Attendees have the opportunity to choose from a diverse pool of content – sessions include People and Technology, All about Apps, Digital Health Innovation, Personalized Patient Care and Outside the Hospital Walls.

Attendance at Apps for Health entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE/Fellow) to 4.00 Category I credits toward their maintenance of certification requirement. It is possible to earn 3 CE hours towards CPHIMS-CA certification renewal.

Apps for Health is made possible by NSERC, Red Hat, IBM, Novari Health, Pivotal Software, the City of Hamilton and COACH. Registration for Apps for Health is now open on the conference website. Regular and on-site registration will be $100. Students with a valid ID can register for the event at a special rate of only $25. The event will be held on April 27, 2017 at Mohawk College, 135 Fennell Avenue West, Hamilton, Ontario. For more information, please visit www.AppsforHealth.ca.

About Mohawk

Mohawk College educates and serves more than 29,500 full-time, part-time, apprenticeship and international students at three main campuses in Hamilton, Ontario and learning hubs across Hamilton through City School by Mohawk, and at the College’s Centre for Aviation Technology at the Hamilton International Airport. Mohawk is among the top five colleges for applied research in Canada. It has been named one of Canada’s greenest employers seven years in a row, holds a GOLD STARS rating from AASHE for sustainability achievements and is home to the country’s largest and first institutional building to receive dual certification for Zero Carbon Building Framework design and performance for The Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation. More than 135,000 people have graduated from Mohawk since it was founded.