All posts by H. Dominic Covvey

Associate Editor, HIM&CC and Professor (retired), University of Waterloo & UOIT; President, National Institutes of Health Informatics (NIHI) and Fellow, ACMI, HIMSS and CIPS.

There and Care: A Call to Ears

The Stress of eHealth Life It isn’t a rose garden! Well, unless you consider the thorns! eHealth professionals practice in stressful environments. This includes those who apply electronic health systems in health organizations as well as the people who work in companies who conceptualize, develop and maintain those systems. The stresses they face come at … Continue reading There and Care: A Call to Ears

Dancing with the Devils: The Challenges of eHealth Vendors in the Canadian Market

Overview EHealth vendors in today’s Canadian market face a predicament. They offer many solutions but have achieved relatively little in terms of the improvement of the health system and being directly linked to realizing better outcomes for patients. To really appreciate the situation, we need to define and understand innovation and what it should mean. … Continue reading Dancing with the Devils: The Challenges of eHealth Vendors in the Canadian Market

ANNOUNCEMENT: You Have 90 Days to Become a Doctor

Well, that’s not quite right! Becoming a real, practicing doctor would take a bit longer and gobs more memorization! Not to mention a license to practice. At Dalhousie University in Halifax Nova Scotia, Dr. David Zitner teaches a 3-month course for Health Informatics students on being a physician. This course imbues students with a deep understanding … Continue reading ANNOUNCEMENT: You Have 90 Days to Become a Doctor

eHealth (Smart) Phone Home: What Can We Learn About eHealth From the Success of the Smart Phone?

We have been thinking about the effects that the smart phone has had on people and what this might teach us about what eHealth systems should be like. The impacts of this smart phone technology have been life-changing, diffusing into society at an incredible rate and altering behaviors, communications, expectations and even relationships. It is … Continue reading eHealth (Smart) Phone Home: What Can We Learn About eHealth From the Success of the Smart Phone?

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