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CIC Toronto: Digital Health in the COVID-19 Era Pt. I
October 21, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EDT
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, individuals and society at large have seen an unprecedented uptick in health challenges, including, and not limited to, access and availability to care providers. The challenges with access and availability have partly accelerated the adoption of digital health technology, in Canada and globally.
This panel will discuss the role, challenges, and opportunities for digital health in Canada during the era of Covid-19.
Sachin Aggarwal, CEO
As the Chief Executive Officer of Think Research, Sachin Aggarwal understands that health care systems around the world are on the brink of profound, necessary change. Scientific knowledge, clinical best practices and medical data are increasing at an exponential rate, contributing to a global knowledge crisis – with implications for clinicians, patients, governments and countries at large.
In the midst of this growing problem, Sachin sees data as the solution – and the key to system transformation. This principle drives the mission of Think Research: to organize the world’s health knowledge so that everyone gets the best care.
As part of this vision, Sachin led Think Research in 2010 through a strategic transition to become a cloud-based service provider. The move has positioned Think Research as a leader in the global health data economy, allowing the company to standardize care at scale, aggregate knowledge across health systems and improve the quality of care for patients.
When he’s not advocating for disruptive change in health care, Sachin is actively engaged in his community. A recipient of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 Award in 2017, Sachin also sits on the Board of the Council of Canadian Innovators. He previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Office of the Leader of the Opposition prior to joining Think Research. He’s currently a Senior Fellow in Public Policy at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, and has served as an advisor to numerous start-up and scale-up companies in the innovation sector. He was called to the Bar in Ontario and New York, and holds an MBA from the Rotman School of Management.
Shelagh Maloney, Executive Vice President, Engagement and Marketing, Canada Health Infoway
Shelagh Maloney has held a number of senior positions since joining Infoway in 2005. She manages relationships with patients, clinicians and the federal government, and leads performance analytics and communications and marketing. She has held a number of executive positions in the public and private sectors, where she honed her relationship management and business development skills.
Shelagh holds a B.Sc. in Applied Health Sciences from the University of Waterloo and is a Certified Professional in Health Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS-CA). In 2017, she received the inaugural Women Leaders in Digital Health Award, which recognizes female visionaries who are harnessing the power of IT to transform health and health care in Canada