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?
Sit, walk, or run, but don’t wobble – Zen proverb In the context of the introductory proverb, sitting is a metaphor for contemplation and reflection prior to action. The need for innovation in healthcare is well known. The sheer prevalence of the word in provincial health strategies is an indication that governments have been contemplating … Continue reading Government Role in Open Innovation
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
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
If you went to HIMSS this year one thing was abundantly clear – FHIR was everywhere. HL7’s latest draft standard is rising up the hype curve quickly. As more US based vendors invest in FHIR based data exchanges, Canada needs to understand how those investments will translate into new capabilities and what we need to … Continue reading Will FHIR Jump the Border?