Friday 12 October 2012

For My Media Friends and Associates Who Cover Crowd Sourcing

Saint Elizabeth Health Care hosts symposium featuring
Crowdsourcing pioneers Jeff Howe and Rahaf Harfoush
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 16
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm    Reception follows
Crowdsourcing for Health Innovation

Crowd Sourcing Expert Rahaf Harfoush

This important ground-breaking event, hosted by health care innovator Saint Elizabeth, brings together senior leaders and influencers inside and outside health care, including business, government, entrepreneurs and citizens with the aim of creating a groundswell of citizen participation for health innovation and – ultimately – better health care experiences.    Learn how crowdsourcing is enabling momentous change; how politicians, business and citizens are mobilizing groups en masse, and how the new digital dialogue can be used to stimulate more rapid health innovation.
When:                     Tuesday, October 16
                                 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where:                     Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East, Toronto
Why:                        Interviews available with:
                                    Shirlee Sharkey
President &CEO, Saint Elizabeth
                             Jeff Howe, Author, Professor and Journalist
Credited with the term "crowdsourcing", author of the bestselling book of the same name which has been translated into 11 languages. 
                              Rahaf Harfoush,  Digital Innovation and Foresight Strategist
Jeff Howe
Involved in the Obama presidential campaign; author of Yes We Did: An Insider's Look at How Social Media Built the Obama Brand; Board member of Taking IT Global
About Saint Elizabeth

Saint Elizabeth has been a trusted name in Canadian health care for more than a century and is a leader in responding to client, family and system needs. An award-winning not-for-profit and charitable organization, Saint Elizabeth is known for its track record of social innovation and breakthrough clinical practices. Our team of more than 6,500 nurses, rehab therapists, personal support workers and crisis intervention staff deliver nearly five million health care visits annually. Today Saint Elizabeth is operating as a social enterprise – part service provider, part capacity builder, part funder and part co-creator – working closely with an alliance of partners to make the world a better place, well beyond health care
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