The COVID-19 Pandemic has sparked collaboration where it previously did not exist, and innovation that would have previously taken years compared to days. The result is improved access to, and processes within some sectors and regions of the Canadian healthcare system. There are examples surfacing of important and quick collaborations that triggered these innovations and improvements. The questions on many people's minds are how, and if, these changes will be sustained, and what actions can leaders take to influence the maintenance of these improvements?
Dr. Jennifer Zelmer leads the Canadian Foundation of Healthcare Improvement - an organization that embodies the spirit of collaboration to create partnerships leading to health system improvement. During this one-hour webinar, we will have an informal dialogue to share Jennifer's thoughts on the collaboration, innovation and improvement we've seen during the pandemic, reflections on how these might be maintained as well as considerations on her own leadership style and evolution through the pandemic.
Join LEADS Canada Vice-President Brenda Lammi and Dr. Jaason Geerts and our special guest, Jennifer Zelmer, for a campfire-style chat entitled "Leading Healthcare through the Pandemic: Collaboration, Innovation & Improvement".
Special Guest: Dr. Jennifer Zelmer
Dr. Jennifer Zelmer joined the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement as its President and CEO in September 2018. She brings a long-standing commitment to healthcare improvement to the role, as well as expertise in spreading and scaling innovations that deliver better health, care, and value. She has been a C.D. Howe Research Fellow for several years and is also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Victoria, as well as a member of several health-related advisory committees and boards.
Previously, as President of Azimuth Health Group, Dr. Zelmer was a strategic advisor to leaders who sought to advance health and healthcare at local, national, and international levels. Before that, she held senior leadership positions with Canada Health Infoway, the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization, and the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
Jennifer served on the inaugural (2004) Safer Healthcare Now! National Steering Committee convened by CPSI when she was at CIHI. She also served on CPSI’s former Health System Innovation Advisory Committee, and more recently, Jennifer served on the National Patient Safety Consortium Steering Committee during her time at Infoway.
Dr. Zelmer received her PhD and MA in economics from McMaster University and her B.Sc. in health information science from the University of Victoria.