Rachel Martens: Advocacy & Social Media

Rachel Martens is a mother, parent engagement facilitator, patient research advocate & social media pioneer in Calgary, Alberta. Social media helped her learn to care for her son’s rare disease, and later became her voice to advocate for others. Coffee And Research (blog) Finding Community: Social Media for Families of Children with Disabilities (webinar) Twitter: @Raeofsunshine79

Tim Blake: Engaged Patients & Digital Health

Australian Tim Blake is an engaged patient, former CIO for Tasmanian Department of Health & Human Services & founder of Semantic Consulting. Tim believes Engaged Patients are critical to the Digital Transformation in Healthcare. Read Tim’s thoughts on What Exactly Is Digital Health? Twitter: @timblake1978.

Zayna Khayat on Digital Healthcare

Digital Healthcare, from Healthcare Innovation Strategist Zayna Khayat’s Point of View. Zayna tackles Digital Health from innovation and business perspectives, having worked with Mars Innovation Hub, University of Toronto, Saint Elizabeth Healthcare & the Rotman School of Business in Canada, as well as REShape at Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands. Twitter: @ZaynaKhayat.

Liz Salmi, Selina Brudnicki, #OpenNotes

Patient Advocate Liz Salmi (TheLizArmy.com, Twitter, Facebook) & University Health Network’s Selina Brudnicki (myUHN, Selina on Twitter) discuss the #OpenNotes (twitter, web) movement promoting patient ownership & access to their health data.

 J Tyler Moss: Owning & Accessing #HealthData

J Tyler Moss is a patient, researcher & participant in Saskatchewan’s CHIP pilot. We discuss the value of patient access to labs, prescriptions, hospital & acute care visits, as well as empowering patients to add personal health information, set medication reminders and record upcoming appointments.

Aidan Scott: #mhealth and #mentalhealth

Aidan Scott is a TEDx speaker and lived experience voice for better #mentalhealth and #mhealth. Founder of speakbox.ca (in development). Aidan talks with us about the role of digital health, the importance of proactive healthcare & early interventions. Twitter: @aidanbox

Dan Pepe: TeachandLearnFM

TeachandLearnFM’s Dr. Daniel Pepe and his team create learning resources to answer questions submitted by patients. Their goal? To empower patients to take an active role in their healthcare.

The Price Family: Greg’s Wings

A discussion with Alberta patient advocate Teri Price: When her brother Greg lost his fight with cancer, this compassionate & dedicated family created HealthArrows to honor his memory and advocate for other patients. (Twitter: @Gregswings). More about Alberta patient advocacy: imaginecitizens.ca. More about Greg’s journey: gregswings.ca.

Robin McGee-Patient, Advocate, Author

A discussion with Robin McGee: Nova Scotia cancer survivor, advocate, psychologist & author (The Cancer Olympics). Robin shares her story of medical error & the importance of patients advocating for their care, in partnership with their care providers. (Twitter: @TCORobin).