Governance bodies that approve interoperability standards have struggled with a chicken and egg dilemma for years. Which should come first, the review and approval of a standard prior to having it implemented in systems; or proof of successful implementation followed by review and approval? I’ve observed this tension for the past decade in everything from … Continue reading Implement, Iterate, Approve
With Richard Alvarez’s announcement of “launching a new release” a short few months ago, many of us reflected on the contributions and legacy he has provided for Canadian health informatics (HI). As President and CEO of Canada Health Infoway, he has been the face and leader of health information and technology in Canada for this … Continue reading Richard Alvarez Shares His Views from a Legacy of Leadership in Canadian Healthcare
The nature and use of information technology that all corporations depend upon, across all sectors, has radically developed and transformed since 2008. Even though a profound global recession may have stunted the growth of commerce generally, the corporate use and deep reliance on emerging information technology has vastly expanded into new dimensions of business capabilities, … Continue reading Technology Risks Have Changed!—Risk Management Considerations in Healthcare IT in 2014—an update
We often focus only on the clinical and business aspects of project management with respect to health information system (HIS) implementations. What we forget is the amount of technical support and expertise required for a successful HIS implementation. Technical aspects such as data storage servers, data migration, integration of different data elements within the HIS, … Continue reading How Technical is Technical Stream within HI When it Comes to HIS Implementations?
As the respective leaders of two COACH principal stakeholder communities, the CTF: Canadian Telehealth Forum and CCF: COACH Clinician Forum, we are very excited that our members are gathering in Vancouver Sunday, June 1 for our Symposium meetings. Working with colleagues across Canada, the 2014 events continue to offer clinician and telehealth members of the … Continue reading Your Guide to Telehealth & Clinician Forum Symposiums at e-Health 2014 – Great speakers, Interesting Program Engagements & Networking