All posts by David Wattling

Vice-President & General Manager, Enterprise Solutions, TELUS Health.

Manifesto for 2016: out with aspirational resolutions; in with radical change

“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

Why we must find better ways for the public and private sectors to work together.

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.

Is that a cloud I see, or is it already raining?

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?

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