Reflecting on My Career to Date and the Last Two Years as COACH President (With Assistance from Yogi Berra)

COACH represents the Canadian health informatics (HI) community, both public and private from coast to coast, and one of our biggest challenges is to form a degree of cohesion and alignment across a vast geographic landscape as well as across a very diverse professional community. I can emphatically state that even with all of the … Continue reading Reflecting on My Career to Date and the Last Two Years as COACH President (With Assistance from Yogi Berra)

The Journey to Precision Medicine

Today, clinicians don’t have access to all the patient data needed to create a care plan that directly addresses their unique personal circumstances and genetic makeup. However, this could soon change with the introduction of precision medicine – an approach to care which provides clinicians real-time access to all information relevant to a patient’s care. … Continue reading The Journey to Precision Medicine

Hospital Information Systems: Ripe for Disruption

The Hospital Information System (HIS) market is ripe for disruption. One HIS project in Toronto was recently estimated at $600M. Another HIS implementation in Vancouver recently cost $850M. That is not the cost to build completely new software systems. That is the cost to license and install already built software, configure it, and train staff … Continue reading Hospital Information Systems: Ripe for Disruption