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
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?
O Draconian Devil! Oh lame saint! In his book, The da Vinci Code, Dan Brown introduced many to the word ‘anagram’. Tom Hanks, playing Robert Langdon in the movie version of the book, was unbelievably adept at transforming that phrase into ‘Leonardo da Vinci, the Mona Lisa’ (personally, I had to suspend my disbelief so … Continue reading Anagrams for eHealth
Failure tolerance! I’ve heard a lot about that recently. It’s oft repeated that we have to allow ourselves and others to fail in order to succeed. I wanted to illustrate the importance of this by dissecting my own career. Like any dissection, it’ll be a bit gory, as I’ve decided to be open and honest … Continue reading The F-Word – Failure: a Life Thereof
It is with great pleasure that we share with you a bit of the story of a very noteworthy person who is 2016 inaugural recipient of The Human Foundations Award. Shirley Fenton Bus. Dev. Director, Centre for Bioeng. & Biotech., University of Waterloo. VP, National Institutes of Health Informatics Shirley Fenton was born near Chatham … Continue reading The Human Foundations Awardee – Shirley L. Fenton