All posts by Ken Stevens

VP Healthcare, Intelliware Development; ITAC Health Board of Directors and ITAC Health Co-Chair of the Interoperability and Standards Committee (ISC)

Ontario Health Innovation – Sorry, but you can’t get there without interoperability.

There’s been a lot of talk in Ontario recently about what the province can do to jumpstart “innovation” in healthcare. The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care is touting a “Patients First” initiative that includes a plan to modernize digital health by giving patients better access to their personal information, allowing them to become more … Continue reading Ontario Health Innovation – Sorry, but you can’t get there without interoperability.

Hospital Information Systems: Ripe for Disruption

The Hospital Information System (HIS) market is ripe for disruption. One HIS project in Toronto was recently estimated at $600M. Another HIS implementation in Vancouver recently cost $850M. That is not the cost to build completely new software systems. That is the cost to license and install already built software, configure it, and train staff … Continue reading Hospital Information Systems: Ripe for Disruption