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

Infoway Partnership Conference to emphasize access to digital health for Canadians, cybersecurity

Digital health advancement has been at the forefront of the annual Infoway Partnership Conference, which serves as a forum for knowledge exchange, debate and discussion. In the past, the conference emphasized modernizing the health care system by moving from paper to digital as the medium to record and exchange patient information. Today, interoperable systems that … Continue reading Infoway Partnership Conference to emphasize access to digital health for Canadians, cybersecurity

Homecare Consumer Apps: A soon to be reality or will we take the slow road once again?!

The landscape in Canada for e-health start-up’s is vibrant. As an advisor to a start-up, I have been embracing open ecosystems and co-create methodologies with public health providers and academic partners to implement e-health solutions for senior home care. The encouragement to collaborate and innovate has been outstanding. The elements that make a start-up successful … Continue reading Homecare Consumer Apps: A soon to be reality or will we take the slow road once again?!

An Agile Approach to Privacy and Security

Agile development has become the new standard for software development. Supplanting the traditional ”Waterfall” methodology used by developers for decades, Agile turns development on its head by focusing on customer needs, business value, stakeholder engagement, rapid development and early and predictable delivery. Agile is characterized by the incremental and iterative development of software products. It … Continue reading An Agile Approach to Privacy and Security

Innovation is at the Heart of Exceptional, Efficient, and Sustainable Healthcare

This is a time of profound disruption across almost all industries, none as prevailing and as significant as in healthcare. The need for demand- driven innovation is surfacing at almost every level, with recognition that maintaining the status quo will not help the current healthcare system in its struggle to tackle some of Canada’s biggest … Continue reading Innovation is at the Heart of Exceptional, Efficient, and Sustainable Healthcare

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