FHIR North 2021

Event Details
October 12, 2021 - 9:00am - October 14, 2021 - 5:00pm

Hosted annually by Mohawk College’s MEDIC, Gevity, Smile CDR, OntarioMD and Canada Health Infoway, FHIR North is the only Canadian Digital Health conference focused on building awareness, knowledge and experience around HL7® FHIR healthcare interoperability standards in Canada.

FHIR North is more than just a developer’s conference: our sessions can help build understanding and knowledge for anyone in your organization that wants to understand how this standard can improve patient care and the clinical experience.

The full program of the conference, as well as details of the pre-conference sessions, can be found here.


  • In Conversation with: Michael Savage. Michael Savage is part of the Technology and Integration team at OntarioMD. He’ll be presenting “Building out the Canadian FHIR Baseline and Harmonizing Solutions” at FHIR North 2021. Michael is also a member of the FHIR North organizing committee.
  • In Conversation with: Doug Ward. Doug Ward is the General Manager for Mohawk’s mHealth & eHealth Development and Innovation Centre (MEDIC). He’ll be moderating “If FHIR is so easy, then why is it so hard?” on October 13 at FHIR North 2021.
  • In Conversation with: Daniel Bach, Smile CDR. Daniel Bach is the Customer Success Account Manager at Smile CDR Inc. He will be attending FHIR North for the first time in 2021.


  • Abhinav Kalra, Vice President, Portfolio Mgmt - Virtual care programs, Canada Health Infoway
  • Alexander Goel, PuraJuniper
  • Alison Horton, Vice President Academic, Mohawk College
  • Andrea MacLean, Director, Interoperability Standards, Canada Health Infoway
  • Andrew Pinto
  • Anne Belford, Telus
  • Anubha Sant
  • Attila Farkas, Sr. Director Solution Management and Advisory Services, Canada Health Infoway
  • Brian Alper, Chief Executive Officer, Computable Publishing LLC
  • Carl Berthelot, Event Specialist, Smile CDR
  • Christine Sham, Director, Information Management Strategy and Policy Branch- Digital Health Division, Ministry of Health
  • Colin King, Senior Architect, Digital Health Strategy Office, PHSA
  • Dana Riley, Program Lead, Canadian Institute for Health Information
  • David Hay, Dr, HealthcareInterop
  • David Pyke, Interoperability Subject Matter Expert, Audacious Inquiry
  • David Walther, Business Applications and Integration Manager, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
  • Denis Gagne, CEO & CTO, Trisotech
  • Derek Ritz, Principal Consultant, ecGroup Inc
  • Doug Kavanagh, Medical Director and Co-Founder, CognisantMD
  • Doug Ward, General Manager, MEDIC at Mohawk College
  • Dragana Lojpur, Sr. Information Management Advisor, Standards-Digital Health Division, Ministry of Health
  • Duane Bender, Senior Consultant, Digital Health Partners
  • Eric Sutherland, Executive Director, pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy, Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Fergus McKee, Manager, Digital Health Projects, MEDIC at Mohawk College
  • Francis Lau, Professor, University of Victoria
  • Gavin Tong,  Standards and Interoperability Editor,
  • Grahame Grieve, Product Director, HL7 International
  • Ilya Beda, CTO, beda.software
  • James Agnew, Smile CDR CTO and HAPI FHIR project lead
  • James Kavanagh, Medical Director, TELUS Health
  • Jeffrey McIsaac, Dean, Applied Research, Mohawk College
  • Joel Francis
  • John Svirbely, CMIO, Trisotech
  • Joshua Kelly
  • Lloyd McKenzie, Senior Consultant, Gevity
  • Marc Dumontier,  Development Director, Data, Telus Health
  • Marcy Antonio, Post Doctoral Fellow, University of Michigan - School of Information
  • Mario Hyland, Senior Vice President, AEGIS.net, Inc
  • Marni Panas, Program Manager Diversity and Inclusion, Alberta Health Services
  • Matthijs van der Wielen, Product Owner, Firely
  • Michael Savage, Business Analyst - EMR Validation, OntarioMD
  • Mohamed Nofal, Google
  • Omar Hoblso
  • Patrick Murta, Chief Interoperability Architect & Fellow | Health Care Services Interoperability Solutions, Humana
  • Richard Ettema, Lead Architect, Touchstone, AEGIS.net, Inc
  • Russell Buchanan, Gevity
  • Sheridan Cook, Situational Awareness and FHIR: A SANER Approach
  • Sue Schneider, Director, Digital Health Standards, Ontario Health
  • Syed Ahmed,
  • Tim Berezny, CTO, Caredove
  • Yaron Derman, Director, Product Management, CognisantMD