All posts by Gavin Tong

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

Integration Framework: Viewer, Direct, SMART on FHIR App

“Success always has its home in the last mile ” Malenadu Group Connecting the “last mile” is a term often used to describe the activities required to connect Point of Service (POS) Systems – such as hospital information systems (HIS) and community based electronic medical records systems (EMR) – to external regional or provincial applications … Continue reading Integration Framework: Viewer, Direct, SMART on FHIR App

The Rising Importance of Organizational Interoperability

People like to lament interoperability standards for not meeting their expectations. It’s easy to understand why when you look at the way interoperability standards are marketed with promises to do everything from reducing costs to solving world hunger. Most people expect the standard they are implementing to help them achieve the holy grail of interoperability, … Continue reading The Rising Importance of Organizational Interoperability

An Insider’s Look into the eHealth Conference Showcase

The eHealth 2013 Showcase promises a revamped experience with value for new and returning participants. Step away from the din of the tradeshow floor into a clinical setting of the not so distant future where patients and their data flow seamlessly from one care setting to the next. Immerse yourself in the clinical experience of … Continue reading An Insider’s Look into the eHealth Conference Showcase

Will We See SMART on FHIR in Canada?

“You can do anything, but not everything.” — David Allen You can’t be great at everything. This is particularly true in the world of hospital information systems (HIS) and electronic medical records (EMRs). They do an amazing job of capturing, processing and visualizing an array of core data, but will never be able to satisfy … Continue reading Will We See SMART on FHIR in Canada?

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?

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