Co-Chairs: David Thomas (TELUS Health) and Robert Lazar (B Sharp)
Scheduled meetings: September 20, 2017, October 18, 2017, November 15, 2017, December 20, 2017, January 17, 2018, February 21, 2018, March 21, 2018, April 18, 2018 & May 16, 2018
Mandate To promote investment in health ICT and represent the interests of the Canadian health ICT industry to government, key decision makers and opinion leaders.
- Execute on specific advocacy activities to promote the interest of the broader membership aligned to the priorities identified in the strategic plan.
- Meet one-on-one with Ministers of Health (Federal and Provincial) to promote investment in health ICT.
- Support the provincial Ministers of Health through collaboration and information sharing with other Ministers, government officials, decision-makers and opinion leaders to promote the ITAC Health’s priorities.
- Open up channels for dialogue between senior public servants, decision-makers in the broader health sector (e.g. regional CEO’s and CIO’s), opinion leaders (e.g. medical and hospital associations), and the Health ICT industry
- Organize opportunities for the membership to engage directly with key decision makers and politicians (e.g. Queen’s Park Days, Provincial eHealth Briefings etc.)
Effectively influence public policy
- Deliver ‘Queen’s Park Day’ style events in BC, AB and ON – others
- Target advocacy work on advancing the adoption of ITAC Health’s priority innovative technologies:
- Virtual Care
- Cloud Computing
- Advanced Analytics/AI/ML
- Consumer Health
- Create ITAC Health positions on each of the five areas. Positions could over areas such as: patient/provider/system benefits, ROI, facts/myths, practical steps, blockers, recommendations etc.
Identify policy blockers and barriers and address at political and senior decision-making levels.
Improve public & private sector procurement
- Continued work of the Procurement Taskforce to collaborate with the Public Sector to seek methods of procurement innovation.
- Develop ITAC Health positions on large-scale EMR refresh strategies and procurement – having a large scale view point
- Collaboration with Advocacy committee to elevate the procurement conversation to political layers.Measurement:
- Identify influence plan (metric: documented strategy)
- Execute on stated influence activity (metrics: # of sr.-level meetings, completion of “Queen’s Park Days”)
- Creation of position papers (metrics: # of papers)
- Influence outcomes – when possible to report on the how the activities of the committee actually moved the needle on policy decisions
Contact is: Elaine Huesing, Executive Director, ITAC Health