Despite adversity, health innovation companies are finding ways to change the healthcare landscape. The latest installment of the Health City Breakfast Series will explore the need for innovation in health care and the ways in which some companies are solving the challenges innovation companies face in the healthcare space. Join us on March 12 to hear from keynote speaker Dr. Ewan Affleck as he focuses on the need for innovation by showing the dramatic chasm between the desire to deliver care and the reality of receiving care. Despite well-intentioned healthcare practitioners, the reality of the current healthcare landscape includes communication silos, misaligned incentives, and aged technologies. A panel discussion will go on to describe the challenges of introducing new technologies into clinical environments, improving clinic efficiency with digital communication, the challenges of innovating in the healthcare space and successful responses, and the ways collaborative environments support companies in moving forward. The featured panelists include: Dr. Scott Wilson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary Rohit Joshi, CEO of Brightsquid Secure Communications Corp Kyle Nishiyama, Co-Founder and CEO of Mikata HealthLocation Matrix Hotel 10640 100 Avenue NW Quartz Ballroom B Edmonton, AB T5J 3N8Date And Time Thu, 12 March 2020 7:00 AM – 9:00 AM MST Our Keynote Speaker Dr. Ewan Affleck A graduate of the McGill School of Medicine, Dr. Affleck has worked and lived in northern Canada since 1992. He is currently serving as the Senior Medical Advisor – Health Informatics, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta. He is the past Chief Medical Information Officer of the Northwest Territories, Medical Director of the Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority, and Clinical Director of Family Medicine at Stanton Territorial Hospital. A digital health information architect, he pioneered the implementation of an enterprise electronic medical record system in the Northwest Territories that is unprecedented in Canada in its level of integration. He is passionate about developing sustainable health services for northern communities. He serves on a few boards in both the public and private sector, is a faculty member of the University of Calgary, and teaches and maintains an active clinical practice. In 2013, he was appointed to the Order of Canada for his work in electronic medical records and their deployment in Northern Canada. Recently, Dr. Affleck co-chaired the Virtual Care Task Force, a joint initiative by the Canadian Medical Association, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the College of Family Physicians of Canada.