May 2017 Lunch Event

Implementing a Quality Solution within a provincial Health Care system

Join Joseph Kaminski as he brings us behind the scenes of the heavily regulated provincial health care industry as he details his experiences at bringing a new product to the marketplace.  

Joseph will describe the new Roche Accu-Check Inform II blood glucose meter at a very high-level (no advanced medical technical knowledge or experience required to follow this seminar), and will describe the product’s function, patient and hospital/clinical benefits, as well as how it contributed to advancements in the health care community.   

Listen as Joseph describes the steps to lead and drive the installation of Roche’s Accu-Check Inform II system point-of-care blood glucose meters throughout twelve Health Regions in Saskatchewan, and subsequently into Western Ontario.   The scope of work included installation of new equipment, quality validation (components and end-to-end service), centralized reporting, training, and decommissioning of former equipment. 

Managing Program Stakeholders was an enormous part of the project as Joseph will detail the associated challenges within the four distinct groups:  Roche (the client and a supplier), the Crown Corporation representing the Ministry of Health (the sponsor), the Health Regions (end users), WeCare (a supplier), and IBM (a supplier).

Joseph will bring his expertise and strong communication style to make this project accessible to us lay-people so we can better understand the necessary high rigors, processes and demands on this life-and-death industry. 

Presenter: Joseph Kaminski

Joseph Kaminski is a Professor of Project Management at Algonquin College as well as Joseph’s company, Creekside Process Strategies Ltd., has planned and managed programs and projects across Advanced Education, Health Care, Health Insurance, and General Insurance industries. Previously, Joseph planned and managed projects in Finance and Telecommunications. Joseph also has experience leading Sales and Regulatory Policy teams.

At each stage of Joseph’s career, his teams have achieved national or international recognition. Joseph was awarded a North American Award of Excellence in Teamwork for the successful implementation of blood glucose monitors into over 100 health facilities in Western Canada. Joseph’s Regulatory Policy project team was recognized by the World Bank as Best-in-Class for a policy report proposing policy reform to improve Teledensity rates in rural Ukraine. Joseph’s Sales team was awarded the Stentor Challenge Cup for providing top Customer Service in Canada.

Joseph holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Regina. In 2006 Joseph completed his Process Master designation from the late Dr. Michael Hammer, Professor at MIT, and a regular publisher in the Harvard Business Review.  Joseph achieved his PMP designation in 2008, and holds multiple certifications in Technology, Process Improvement, Facilitation, Sales, and Coaching.



 Event Information:



One (1) PDU is applicable for PMPs who attend this one (1) hour Seminar. 0.5 PDU's have been applied to the Technical category of the PMI Talent Triangle, and 0.5 PDU's have been applied to the Leadership category of the PMI Talent Triangle.  Note that PMI OVOC registers PDUs for PMI OVOC members only.



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Wednesday, May 31, 2017




RCAF Officers' Mess
158 Gloucester St
Ottawa, ON K2P 0A6



It is suggested that you allow extra time for finding a City parking lot or a street meter.



Business Casual



11:20 AM      Registration check-in
11:30 AM      Buffet Lunch is served
12:10 PM      Presentation starts

01:00 PM      Presentation ends



Early Bird  - Ends 10 May 2017
   Non Member

$29.38 (includes $3.38 HST)
$36.16 (includes $4.16 HST)



Regular Rate -11 May -25 May 2017
    Non Member

$35.03 (includes $4.03 HST)
$41.81 (includes $4.81 HST)



*Late Rate - 26-31 May 2017
    Non Member

$40.68 (includes $4.68 HST)
$47.46 (includes $5.46 HST)



Student Member Rate

$20.00 (includes $2.30 HST)



* Note that the Late Rate is subject to availability



Caesar Salad
Garlic Cheese Bread
Meat or Vegetarian Lasagna
Assorted Squares
Coffee, Assorted Teas, Pop, Pitchers of Water



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Event Registrar: Creative Relations Event Planning
Phone:                (613) 283-2697, Ext 3

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Event Properties

Event Date 05-31-2017 11:30 am
Event End Date 05-31-2017 1:00 pm
Cut off date 05-30-2017 11:55 pm
Individual Price CAD $37.00
Late Fee CAD $5.00(From 05-26-2017)
Location RCAF Officers' Mess
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