All posts by Gavin Tong

Gavin Tong, MBA, CPHIMS-CA, Standards and Interoperability Editor, is a Senior Consultant with Gevity in Toronto, Ontario

How Open is Your System Architecture?

8 billion dollars. That’s the amount invested in Ontario’s EHR between 2002-2015 according to the Ontario auditor general. The good news is that according to Ed Clark, Ontarians have received 5.7 billion dollars in value between 2007-2015, and the benefits received will continue to outpace investments. However, overall costs of care will continue to rise and … Continue reading How Open is Your System Architecture?

Your Genetic Pedigree is Fueling Hot Topics and Difficult Questions

It’s hard to open any industry magazine or conference program without seeing references to big data and personalized medicine. These hot topics have at least one thing in common: genetics. The ability to decode our unique genomes leads to copious amounts of data that can in turn be used to provide personalized medicine, such as … Continue reading Your Genetic Pedigree is Fueling Hot Topics and Difficult Questions

Lessons Learned: 5 Questions You Need to Ask in any Interoperability Project

We spoke with colleagues from across the country to understand what caused their biggest challenges on interoperability projects.  Initially, larger issues such as project funding, governance, procurement, naturally came up.  But when pressed if there was anything they could have done to prevent those issues, most people said no. Looking at the other issues they … Continue reading Lessons Learned: 5 Questions You Need to Ask in any Interoperability Project

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