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Workshop Presenter Biographies


Workshop A: From Ideas to Action: Identifying Change Ideas for Quality Improvement

Jim Handyside 

Jim is a consultant in healthcare safety and quality improvement and principle of Improvision Healthcare Inc, a company he formed in 1995. Jim has worked for the past twenty five years helping healthcare organizations make improvement through advice, education, coaching and project management. Jim holds a BSc. in Human Kinetics and worked for ten years applying ergonomics and human factors research to safety with Ontario Hydro and St. Joseph’s Health Care, London. He is the lead curriculum coordinator for IDEAS, an Ontario-wide learning program designed to raise the capacity for quality improvement.


Workshop B: From Hospital to Home...and Back Again? Stories from the Bridge to Home Team on Improving Discharges for Complex Patients

Presenters

  • Puja Bansal, RD, CDE, is a registered dietitian, a Certified Diabetes Educator, and the Dietetic Facilitator on the B2H demonstration project at Bridgepoint Hospital.
  • Katherine Dittmann, PT, is a registered physiotherapist and the Physiotherapy Facilitator on the B2H demonstration project at Bridgepoint Hospital.
  • Katelyn Jutzi, OT Reg. (Ont.), is a registered occupational therapist and the Occupational Therapy Facilitator on the B2H demonstration project at Bridgepoint Hospital.
  • Leslie Nickell, MSW, MD, CCFP, is Associate Dean, Health Professions Student Affairs in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a family physician on the B2H demonstration project at Bridgepoint Hospital.
  • Shawn Tracy, PhD (cand.), is a health services researcher with the Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation and Team Lead on the B2H demonstration project at Bridgepoint Hospital.

Additional Authors/Team Members

  • Jennifer Aronson, MSW, RSW, is a registered social worker and the Social Work Facilitator on the B2H demonstration project at Bridgepoint Hospital.
  • Janet Chong-Lee, RPh, is a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist, and the Pharmacy Facilitator on the B2H demonstration project at Bridgepoint Hospital.
  • Jason Xin Nie, MSc, is a health services researcher and Research Coordinator on the B2H demonstration project at Bridgepoint Hospital.
  • Ross Upshur, MD, MSc, CCFP, is Scientific Director of the Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation and a family physician on the B2H demonstration project at Bridgepoint Hospital.
  • Dorothy Wedel, RN, BScN, is a registered nurse, the Telemedicine IMPACT Plus (TIP) Facilitator for the Don Valley Greenwood Health Link, and the Nursing Facilitator on the B2H demonstration project at Bridgepoint Hospital.

Workshop C: Supporting Transitions and Reintegration through Telehealth

3 Presentations within the workshop:

Bios for the William Osler Health System Presenters

Jane Delacy, RN, MHSc
Executive Director, Clinical Programs
Jane is the Executive Director Clinical Programs for William Osler Health System.   The portfolio includes Surgical and Ambulatory Care Services, Cardiovascular, Renal, Oncology, Mental Health, Women’s and Children’s, Seniors Health, Chronic Disease and Palliative Care.   Jane is committed to enhancing system capacity and the patient experience through innovation, improved quality and achieving best practice by utilizing change management skills in organizational structure and process. Virtual technology to support patient care processes is a promising enabler to achieving these goals.

Mary Brougham, RN, MHS
Corporate Interim Director, Cardiovascular, Renal & Chronic Disease
Mary Brougham is the interim Director of the Cardiovascular Health, as well as Renal and Chronic Disease at William Osler Health System.  Mary is a results oriented health care leader with extensive experience who is committed to executing processes to improve performance and value delivery in exceptional and safe patient care.

Charmaine Burke
Engagement & Implementation Lead, Telehomecare
Charmaine is the Engagement and Implementation Lead for Telehomecare at the William Osler Health System.  Charmaine is a graduate of the School of Social Work from Ryerson University with expertise in business process, best practice developments to improve process requirements between Telehomecare referrers and Community Partners.  Charmaine is driven to improve the lives of patients with chronic disease and has an interest in exploring how Quality Improvement project can benefit future care delivery for pediatric research and chronic illness.

Bio for West Park Healthcare Centre Presenter

Jacinthe Dubois-Webster, BSc. OT, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Jacinthe has been extensively involved as a member of the respiratory services team at West Park Healthcare Centre for the past 11 years.  Further to her role as a clinical practice leader, she is also the care coordinator of the inpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation program and Transitional Home Ventilation program.  In melding the two aspects of her role, she is able to be a strong advocate in the seamless journey from admission to post discharge follow-ups. 

Bios for RGP Toronto & Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Presenters

Dr. Ryan Ph.D.
Dr. Ryan Ph.D. is a Consulting Psychologist and Director of Education and Knowledge Processes for the Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto. He convenes the Geriatric Emergency Management Nursing Network in Ontario, has developed Nurse Led Outreach Teams (NLOT) in several LHINs, leads the Psychogeriatric Resource Consultation Program in Toronto and is co-founder of the BSO Educational Consortium in the Toronto Central LHIN. He is an active researcher and has published many articles on such topics as Senior Friendly Hospitals, Geriatric Emergency Management, the Knowledge to Practice Process, Interprofessional Practice and the Science of Team Science, Integrated Home Care and applications of Social Network Analysis in Health Care.

Daryl Mahabir B.Sc.
Daryl Mahabir B.Sc., is a Certified Physiotherapy Assistant practicing in the W.P. Scott Geriatric Day Hospital at Sunnybrook Health Sciences under the supervision of the day hospital’s physiotherapists. Daryl’s B.Sc. in Computing and Information Systems from the University of London, U.K. lends a keen understanding of the technical and socio-technical elements of the telehome exercise initiative where he provides coaching services. 

Rosamund Levy
Rosamund Levy is the Ontario Telehealth Network’s  Implementation Lead on Telehomecare. An educator by training, Rosamund has spent the past 20 years helping healthcare organizations implement new technologies .  At OTN Rosamund manages the implementation and evaluation of pilot programs and the “Living Lab” for the Telehomecare team. 


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