Technology in Healthcare: How innovation drives positive outcomes in the workplace
The Conference Board of Canada, November 12, 2019 at 02:00 PM ET
Many Canadians currently face a crisis around timely access to care and this crisis cascades into the workplace, impacting absenteeism, presenteeism, and productivity. Based on Statistics Canada data, employees miss approximately 10 days of work per year due to illness or disability which translates into $16.6 billion of lost revenue in the Canadian economy. Lack of convenient and timely access also results in a build-up of untreated health conditions that could further drive up benefits plans.
Technology has a big role to play in bridging the gap of convenient and timely access by providing high quality healthcare. This session will highlight how digital health innovations can empower your team with the right information, technology, tools you need to support the health of your employees.
During this 60 minute complimentary webinar, Dr. Martin Dawes, Specialist Medical Advisor for Babylon Health, and Chris Engst, General Manager of Virtual Care at TELUS Health, will present:
- Insights into global healthcare innovation trends
- Key healthcare challenges facing employers and their employees today
- The role that innovation and digital health solutions play in improving health and wellness in the workplace
- Implementing, adopting and evaluating virtual care in the workplace
Martin Dawes - MB.BS, MD (Lond), FRCGP, DRCOG, CCFP
Martin is a BC Family Physician and a Specialist Medical Advisor for Babylon Health. He started his clinical practice as a family physician providing a full-office practice in Oxford, UK, looking after 1800 patients for 17 years. After completing his PhD in 1992, he first developed and then ran a Master’s in Evidence-Based Health Care at the University of Oxford and then ran the UK Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine.
In 2002, Martin became a Professor & Head of Family Practice at McGill University, followed by his move to BC in 2010. He is a founder of GenXys, a software company that provides precision prescribing solutions, and his research includes ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, implementation of pharmacogenomics in primary care, and lifestyle interventions to prevent diabetes.
Chris Engst - General Manager, Virtual Care, TELUS Health
Chris is responsible for driving the success of Babylon by TELUS Health across Canada for both the public and for businesses.
Chris has been with TELUS for over 9 years in a variety of product, marketing and sales leadership roles. Before TELUS, Chris was a Management Consultant with A.T. Kearney and advised medium and large enterprises across North America in the pharmaceutical, financial, retail and industrial sectors. Earlier in his career, Chris worked in occupational health and safety, implementing large scale ergonomics and safety programs in hospitals and residential care centres across BC.