eHealth Webinar

Event Date: December 8, 2021 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Event Location: Online

Join us for a webinar on the delivery of remote healthcare in Northern Ontario

Northern Policy Institute, Medavie, and North Superior Workforce Planning Board want to explore the opportunities and risks related to remote delivery of healthcare.

We invite all interested healthcare professionals, teams, companies, and students, as well as provincial ministries, tribal councils, municipalities, First Nations, elected officials, federal agencies, and IT companies in remote and rural communities to participate. Three speakers will attend this webinar to speak on telemedicine in First Nations communities, international practices in the Global North, and the work of Medavie. Q&A sessions will follow each presentation and will be moderated by Dr. Sarah Newbery.


9:10 AM: Orpah McKenzie - Director of eHealth Services at Keewaytinook Okimakanak eHealth Telemedicine

9:40 AM: Anders Tunold-Hanssen - CEO & Project Manager for the Nordic Interoperability Project  

10:10 AM: Venky Kulkarni - Chief Technology Officer at Medavie


Dr. Sarah Newbery - Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Physician Workforce Strategy at Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Rural Generalist Family Physician with Marathon Family Health Team


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Digital Society Webinar Series

We believe addressing the vulnerability, and unique needs of remote and rural communities are of the utmost importance. This project aims to put the decision-making authorities into local community leaders’ hands. This project will bring together residents of Northwestern Ontario, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to build a sustainable digital society for the region. The relationships we are proposing to develop can be used for far more than the delivery of government services or the pursuit of economic opportunity. Critically, these tools, and their supporting infrastructure, can build relationships between people and communities that currently do not exist. We can begin to break down the chronic isolation of remote communities and work together to improve access to essential services and relationship-building opportunities.