Health data can save lives and keep Canada competitive on the global stage— from genomics to developing AI solutions that cure disease. It can help us diagnose and treat illness earlier and more effectively, make preventative and precision medicine more possible, unlock how environmental factors can determine health outcomes, and more.
To unleash the full potential of this data, we need robust cyber and privacy security, advanced data sharing and integration tools, as well as decentralized platforms that Canadians can trust. These tools exist, and Canada should be a leader in their implementation.
CityAge, in collaboration with Genome BC, brought you The Data Effect on April 7 and mapped out how Canada can use these assets to drive discovery, protect privacy , and benefit society.
Anchor welcome & introduction
Presentation by: Federica Di Palma, Chief Scientific Officer, and Vice President, Sectors, Genome BC
How we can unlock the massive potential of BC’s health data?
Panel: Data to Drive Health Discovery
Open and accessible data sets can accelerate health research. What are the essential components of a great health science cluster? How do we ensure the privacy that Canadians expect, while also driving discovery that can save lives? What’s the role of data sharing and data policy?
Presentation by Adhele Tuulas, Digital Transformation Advisor for Data Exchange, Cybernetica
The Why and The How: Future-proof Data Exchange for Digital Health .
Panel 2: Data to Improve Health Care
It’s no secret that better use of data can improve Canadian health care. This session will address challenges to doing so: information governance, infrastructure: what are platforms, standards, and challenges around linking data? How do we best leverage data to improve the health system?