By the time this article is printed, I will have been President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway for 100 days, a milestone of sorts and an excellent time to reflect. Over the past several weeks, I’ve been asked why I took this job, my first impressions and what I’ve learned so far. The answer … Continue reading My First 100 Days…
As I embark on my two-year term as President of COACH and in light of the upcoming 40th anniversary of COACH, I thought it appropriate to offer commentary and thanks to the members that make this association an effective national voice for health informatics (HI) in Canada. I particularly want to focus in on the … Continue reading The Soul of COACH
As we approach Digital Health Week and the role vendors can play in advancing the cause of digital health, I would like to reflect on the latest IT trend sweeping the globe: The Internet of Things. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of common devices and sensors that are connected to the Internet … Continue reading The Internet of (Health) Things
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.
The old saying “Where there’s smoke there’s fire” is true for HL7’s newest draft standard: Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR). FHIR – pronounced “fire”– is climbing the Gartner Hype Curve and it’s time for governments and vendors to pay attention. It’s been almost 2 years since we first published the article announcing the development of … Continue reading Where There’s Smoke… There’s FHIR