Open System Architecture – From Principles to Fieldwork

“In theory there is no difference between practice and theory. In practice there is.” Yogi Berra We’ve previously discussed the role of innovation in IT to help drive down costs to the system overall1, and how adhering to the principles of open system architecture (OSA) facilitates adoption by service consumers and lowers IT costs related … Continue reading Open System Architecture – From Principles to Fieldwork

Virtual Care Services Enhances Patient Care in Nova Scotia

More than 20 years ago the Nova Scotia Telehealth Network (NSTN) was introduced into health care as the first of its kind to use videoconferencing technology to deliver remote patient care. With advancements in technology, Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) and the IWK Health Centre (IWK) are making investments to allow for the exploration of … Continue reading Virtual Care Services Enhances Patient Care in Nova Scotia

Digital Health Canada Faculty: Learn from the experts

Digital Health Canada Core Health Informatics (HI) Education has been delivered to individuals from more than 90 organizations across Canada. More than 500 healthcare, IT and management professionals have participated, representing more than 6,500 educational hours. Hundreds of Core HI students have sat for the CPHIMS-CA exam and successfully achieved their credential. Developed and delivered … Continue reading Digital Health Canada Faculty: Learn from the experts

Digital Health Week: Sparking a Conversation about Digital Health

In November 2014, Canada Health Infoway launched Digital Health Week. The impetus to choose a week to celebrate the benefits of digital health services and tools for Canadians was, frankly, an attempt to get media coverage and to augment the Better Health Together public education campaign that Infoway had launched a few weeks prior. The … Continue reading Digital Health Week: Sparking a Conversation about Digital Health

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