COACH Column: Innovation through Collaboration: Evolving a Canadian EMR Adoption & Maturity Model

Taking Health Informatics Mainstream – once a “blue sky” idea when our pioneering health informatics (HI) predecessors first articulated COACH’s vision statement, we are now beginning to see our future unfolding. We have made huge progress, yet we have so much more to do…The early years of our eHealth journey were characterized by “invention”, with … Continue reading COACH Column: Innovation through Collaboration: Evolving a Canadian EMR Adoption & Maturity Model

An Insider’s Look into the eHealth Conference Showcase

The eHealth 2013 Showcase promises a revamped experience with value for new and returning participants. Step away from the din of the tradeshow floor into a clinical setting of the not so distant future where patients and their data flow seamlessly from one care setting to the next. Immerse yourself in the clinical experience of … Continue reading An Insider’s Look into the eHealth Conference Showcase

The Importance of Coordinating Federal, Jurisdictional and First Nations eHealth Strategy and Initiatives

It is generally well understood that Canada’s First Nations bear a greater burden of disease and poorer health status overall1, largely as a result of complex and interrelated economic, political and social facts rooted in colonialism. Poorer health generally means more frequent interactions with health systems and therefore increased costs to both provincial and federal … Continue reading The Importance of Coordinating Federal, Jurisdictional and First Nations eHealth Strategy and Initiatives

Procuring A Health Information System: Avoiding the $300 Million Lawsuit

Procuring a health information system is a complex, time-intensive process. The time reasonably required to plan and gather the information to prepare and issue the RFP (including perhaps an RFI and supplier demonstrations before RFP preparation), and to then evaluate proposals, and ultimately negotiate a contract can exceed two years. The complexity increases if the … Continue reading Procuring A Health Information System: Avoiding the $300 Million Lawsuit

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