Ontario Chapter of HIMSS Annual General Meeting (AGM), followed by presentations by Dr. Denise Hines and Dr. Anne Snowdon

June 13, 11:30am, EDT - 9:00pm, EDT

Join the Ontario Chapter of HIMSS, Dr. Denise Hines, Chief Americas Officer at HIMSS, and Dr. Anne Snowdon Chair of WIN and CEO and Scientific Director at SCAN Health at our Annual General Meeting retreat at the Shaw Club in Niagara-on-the-Lake on June 13th 2019.

The AGM will be followed by two presentations. The first is a unique opportunity to hear Dr. Denise Hines present on the renewed vision for HIMSS in North America (and Canada). The session is intended to be a collaborative discussion with leaders and HCIT stakeholders in Ontario focusing on the current challenges and opportunities facing our industry today.

Our second presentation will be from Dr. Anne Snowdon Chair of WIN and CEO and Scientific Director at SCAN Health. Dr. Snowdon will be presenting on the new HIMSS Digital Health Framework maturity model. This framework is an aggregation of several HIMSS maturity models and serves as a foundational roadmap for advancing health innovation in today’s hybrid healthcare provider environments.

Following the session – please stay to help us celebrate another successful year and help us usher in the new one!

About our speakers:

Dr. Denise Hines, DHA, PMP, FHIMSS is Chief Americas Officer at HIMSS. Dr. Hines is an award-winning, nationally recognized expert in healthcare technology. Dr. Hines has more than two decades of healthcare experience in a variety of settings, including health systems, physician offices, home health, technology vendors, consulting, state government and revenue management. Dr. Hines recently was a member of the HIMSS Board of Directors and the Chair Emeritus for HIMSS North America Board of Directors. She is the past president of the HIMSS Georgia Chapter and was recognized as the 2012 HIMSS Chapter Leader of the Year, with GA HIMSS named the 2012 Chapter of the Year. In 2017, she was recognized with the prestigious Women of the Year in Technology – Small Enterprise Award from Georgia’s Women in Technology (WIT). In 2011, Dr. Hines founded eHealth Services Group, a health technology consulting firm focused on leading healthcare delivery transformation through technology. She is renowned for building service and results-oriented organizations and she possesses a passion for the widespread integration of technology and healthcare. Dr. Hines holds her doctorate degree in healthcare administration where she focused her studies on the use of electronic personal health records and the impact on patient health. She also maintains certifications in project management, software development, and healthcare law. She is on the Board of Advisors for Georgia State University’s Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions, as well as the Advisory Board for the College of Coastal Georgia.

Dr. Anne Snowdon has dedicated much of her career to producing research and advancing innovation that will improve the health and well being of Canadians. As Academic Chair of the International Centre for Health Innovation at Western University’s Ivey Business School, Dr. Snowdon leads the Centre’s work to drive health system sustainability and productivity. She is a professor at Western University’s Ivey Business School and Faculty of Health Sciences, and is cross-appointed to the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the Faculty of Engineering. Currently, Dr. Snowdon is leading over 15 innovation research initiatives across Canada and is an Advisory Board member of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research Institute for Human Development and Child and Youth Health, on the Board of Directors for the London Economic Development Corporation, and a member of the Ontario Health Innovation Council.


Thursday, June 13, 2019

  • Arrival and registration 1130am-12pm

  • Networking lunch 12pm-1:30pm

  • Presentation 1:30pm-4pm

  • AGM Dinner 6pm-9pm

For those of you wanting to extend your stay in Niagara-on-the-Lake, we have secured a block of rooms that attendees can purchase (optional).

Cost:  $70 + Eventbrite fee for AGM and Presentation (lunch provided)

          $140 + Eventbrite fee for AGM, Presentation (lunch provided), and AGM Dinner