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Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. ET
The future of health care in Canada is a topic of ongoing discussion and prominence – especially as we aim to come out of the pandemic stronger. Through team-based, integrated approaches to care, a real opportunity exists to help people stay healthy, help people navigate the health care system and ultimately ensure that they receive the right care, at the right time.
Takeaways for this one-hour session:
Please join Erik Sande, President, Medavie Health Services; Dr. Amit Mathur, President, CloudMD; and Carol Annett, former CEO, VHA Home HealthCare and our moderator Isabella Moroz, Senior Research Associate, The Conference Board of Canada for this engaging dialogue on care in our communities and improving patient outcomes.
Erik Sande’s career has spanned a variety of industries, including healthcare, financial services, energy, and communications. He has significant experience and expertise leading high growth technology and healthcare service companies across Canada, the US and International markets.
Erik Sande is the President of Medavie Health Services where he leads a team of healthcare professionals delivering out-of-hospital emergency medical services and home-based primary care across six Canadian provinces. Prior to this, Erik was Vice President and General Manager of Home Monitoring Solutions for Philips Healthcare where he led a technology and services team in North America, Europe and Asia.
Erik received his MBA from the Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Arts from Mount Allison University. He also completed the Wharton School’s Executive Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania and holds an ICD.D designation from the Institute of Canadian Directors.
A dedicated community leader, he has participated on numerous boards and currently sits on the board of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. He is also Chair of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.
Dr. Mathur is the President of CloudMD Software & Services Inc. He has nearly 20 years of health experience as an optometrist and entrepreneur. He is also the cofounder and former COO at Livecare, a pioneer company in telehealth and digital medicine. In 2004, he cofounded Omni & Vision, a multi-location eye care clinic group and has been a consultant- lecturer to several pharma companies and participated on their Advisory panels. Dr. Mathur grew up in Northern British Columbia and this influenced his professional pursuits in improving rural healthcare and Indigenous health in Canada. He has combined this health-based knowledge with business experience as a past partner at a Vancouver-based boutique business consulting firm and as a board advisor to both an AI computer vision company in sports/media and a BC data driven business accelerator.
Carol Annett recently stepped down as the CEO of VHA Home HealthCare, a large not for profit home care provider in Ontario, a role which she held for sixteen years until her retirement in 2021. She holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto and a Masters of Business Administration from York University’s Schulich School of Business. Committed to service excellence and innovation, Carol has a track record of accomplishments in both the health care and social service sectors in various clinical, leadership and consulting roles. She has worked in acute and long-term care facilities as well as community-based organizations and served as the Executive Director of a children’s mental health centre prior to joining VHA. Active in her local community as a volunteer for a variety of initiatives, Carol also mentors Schulich MBA students, is a peer reviewer for Accreditation Canada and a Board Director of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, AC Nursing and Health Services Inc. and the Ontario Community Support Association.
Isabella Moroz is a Senior Research Associate in the Health Focus Area at The Conference Board of Canada. She has over ten years of experience in health services research, specializing in quality improvement in the primary care setting and bridging evidence gaps between research, policy and practice. She has been the scientific lead in developing large academic team grants, advising on research methodology, conducting analyses, leading manuscript preparation from conception to publication, and supervising trainees at all levels of education.
Since joining the Conference Board in 2019, Isabella has been primarily focused on leading the policy and demonstration research activities of the Value-Based Healthcare VBHC Canada Research Centre.