“Gentlemen, we have run out of money. It’s time to start thinking.” When Sir Ernest Rutherford, the frequently quoted New Zealand physicist said this, he was running a large lab that was not adequately funded to undertake the number of projects coming its way. Sound familiar? Not much has changed in this regard over the … Continue reading Manifesto for 2016: out with aspirational resolutions; in with radical change
Once upon a time there was a dream… an EHR for all Canadians…. Perhaps it was a unicorn (remember that analogy) – something people believe exists, but no-one has seen. And so it started – a multi-year, multi-billion dollar journey to equip care providers and consumers with access to their health records. Some say it … Continue reading Leadership in eHealth – is it Mythical?
As I pondered the dialogue at a recent meeting of Healthcare IT leaders, it struck me we were talking all about solutions to transform healthcare. The topic was Alternate Service Delivery models, aka Public-Private Partnerships or P3s. But I wondered, what was the problem we were trying to solve? Had we just assumed we had … Continue reading Why we must find better ways for the public and private sectors to work together.
I have to admit that it’s somewhat baffling why more Canadian healthcare organizations have not moved more progressively toward cloud computing for clinical systems as they have for administrative systems such as payroll and financial management. We have a burning platform: healthcare organizations can no longer afford to run their own medical grade IT solutions. … Continue reading Is that a cloud I see, or is it already raining?
Is it just me or is there more and more grey hair at every industry meeting nowadays? And there is more talk about aches and pains, and of the “r” word – retirement. Perhaps it is to be expected of an industry that is in its 40s. Yes COACH is 40 this year. OMG Steve … Continue reading Where are all the leaders going, and what are we doing about it?