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Achieving Person and Family-Centered Health Systems Explored During Conference in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jun 10, 2013) -

What: National Health Leadership Conference 2013, From rhetoric to action: Achieving person and family-centered health systems

When: Day 2: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: Sheraton on the Falls, 5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario - Great Room

Despite much talk and some action, we are far from achieving a health system in Canada that is fundamentally designed to focus explicitly on people by being respectful to their preferences, needs and values. How can health leaders implement an integrated person and family-centered health system across the entire health system? This question will be the focus of the National Health Leadership Conference, on June 10 and 11, 2013, in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Hosted by the Canadian College of Health Leaders and the Canadian Healthcare Association, this annual conference is the largest national gathering of health system leaders in Canada, with more than 750 health leaders expected in Niagara Falls. Themed, From rhetoric to action: Achieving person and family-centered health systems, the conference will challenge governments, health leaders, trustees, providers and the public to take concrete steps to move person and family-centered care from rhetoric to reality.

Day 2 speakers include:

  • Dr. Bridget Duffy, Chief Medical Officer, Vocera, examines why the time is now for organizations to create an experienced-based culture that restores the joy to medicine and explores the connection between quality, safety and patient and employee experience on Tuesday, June 11, 09:00 - 10:30

  • Dr. Alex Jadad, Canada Research Chair in e-health innovation, will challenge our views about the meaning of health and the role that the health system should play to enable us to live full lives in the 21st century on Tuesday, June 11, 15:45 - 16:50

Presenter biographies, concurrent session and poster project abstracts can be found at http://www.nhlc-cnls.ca. Follow us on Twitter @NHLC2013 and #NHLC2013.