ON chapter education day 2023

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ON chapter education day 2023

September 29, 2023 @ 8:00 am 4:00 pm


Join us for an in-person ON chapter education day on September 29, 2023. It’s taking place at the Manulife Conference Centre in Toronto, Ontario, from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm ET.

Sponsored by Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI), H.I.M ON CALL, Manulife, MED2020, Novari Health, and MedEKS.

You can look forward to:

  • Meeting health information professionals, CHIMA volunteers, and team members
  • Participating in networking activities and education sessions on topics that matter to CHIMA’s ON chapter
  • Enjoying lunch included in your ticket cost

CHIMA professional members can earn 6 CPE credits with the Canadian College of Health Information Management for attending.

Due to the security requirements at Manulife Conference Centre, we had to submit all names 24-hours in advance.
If you registered for the event, please have your ID ready when entering the building.


$199 – $398 $398 public | $199 CHIMA members *Plus applicable taxes


Time (ET)Type
8:00 am – 9:00 amRegistration and networking
9:00 am – 9:15 amOpening remarks and welcome
9:15 am – 10:15 amThe impacts of AI

Siuwin will provide an overview of Artificial Intelligence (AI), with a focus on the impacts of AI on the Health Information Management profession. Discussion will be centred around observing current technology and identifying trends that may shape the future. 

Siuwin Wang, MHSc, BHA, CHIM, CHE
Director, Business Analytics and Health Information Management
Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital
10:15 am -11:15 amHICA panel

Health Information-Certified Associates have a focused understanding of various practice areas.
These include clinical knowledge, professionalism in health care, health care office management, health care technology, and health care systems.
This designation brings visibility and credibility to those working at the first point of contact on the health data journey.
Join us for a moderated discussion on the importance of recognizing and certifying Health Information-Certified Associates.

Caseita Dewar-Morgan, BHA-HIM, CHIM
Community Facilitator, HICA

Melissa Peck, BComm, MHS, HICA
Senior Manager, Patient Registration and Admitting
Mount Sinai Hospital

Nona Gatchalian, CHIM CIPP/C MBA
Director, Patient Information and Privacy
Norfolk General Hospital & West Haldimand General Hospital

Moderated by:
Sweta Pawar, PharmD, CHIM
ON Community Facilitator
11:15 am – 11:30 amBreak
11:30 am – 12:30 pmSession by Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

The topics will include:
An in-depth review of ICD-11
Recently published products and upcoming initiatives in Classifications and Terminologies 
An overview of CIHI products: demonstrating the value of high-quality data in DAD and NACRS

Renata Iannucci, CHIM
Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

Saul Melamed
Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)
12:30 pm – 1:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm – 2:30 pmCanada’s Access to Care Crisis
Session by Novari Health

From surgery to chronic diseases, Canada’s access to care crisis is prompting the adoption of central intake models, improved triaging, and sophisticated wait list management. New technologies are enabling this transition and providing every stakeholder, both administrative and clinical, with real-time actionable information. Key performance indicators (KPIs) are now displayed to relevant staff in real-time for timely action and accountability.

John Sinclair, CPHIMS-CA
Novari Health
2:30 pm – 2:45 pmBreak and networking
2:45 pm – 3:45 pmInteroperability for Connected Health in Ontario

Learn more about what is happening in Ontario to address interoperability for connected health and the opportunities to advance your organization’s data interoperability maturity. The opportunity to increase data interoperability for direct care and subsequent purposes makes the role of HIM and decisions regarding data definitions and data models, the use of terminology standards, the emergence of broader use of AI, access to modern tools to validate data standards compliance, and clinical and technical collaboration across sectors and jurisdictions more important than ever

Sue Schneider, BA, CHIM, CPHIMS-CA, CTSS
Director, Digital Health Standards
Ontario Health
3:45 pm – 4:00 pmClosing remarks

Jeff Nesbitt
CEO & Registrar

Due to the security requirements at Manulife Conference Centre, we had to submit all names 24-hours in advance.
If you registered for the event, please have your ID ready when entering the building.


Manulife Conference Centre

Manulife Conference Centre
200 Bloor Street E,
Toronto, ON

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