What is the recipe for a well-designed, high performance computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system? This is a question for many project management professionals in health informatics. Many hospitals implement CPOE systems to improve work efficiency and ultimately improve patient safety. However, almost all of them report many challenges while working through implementation and post … Continue reading CPOE Systems: The Entire Spectrum
During ITAC Health’s Fall 2014 Workshop on Evidence Based Interoperability I was reminded of the long journey we’ve been on to establish pan-Canadian interoperability standards. Roger Girard, former CIO for Manitoba Health, walked us through macro trends of the 90s such as the underfunding of healthcare and the rising importance of computers that ultimately set … Continue reading Looking Back, Looking Forward
In this age of convenient and personalized commerce, why is the patient experience so limiting? Dave Wattling rounds up the shortcomings of the system as lived by patients and suggests some solutions. Psst: Ask patients! The other day as I killed time in the drugstore waiting for a prescription, it occurred to me that today’s … Continue reading Patient Experience: The Ultimate Test
Join us in welcoming the telehealth world, including mobile and virtual health experts, to Toronto this spring! COACH and its CTF: Canadian Telehealth Forum are very excited to bring the Global Telehealth event series to Canada this spring! Taking place in Toronto May 29 – 30 in conjunction with the e-Health 2015 Conference, “GT2015” is … Continue reading Global Telehealth is Coming to Toronto May 29 – 30!
In conversation with Alex Johnston, Executive Director, Catalyst Canada Back in October 2014, COACH’s Women Leaders in Health Informatics Toronto Forum had the opportunity to listen to Alex Johnston, Executive Director for Catalyst Canada, highlight the need for greater female representation at board executive tables across Canada. This article highlights some of the main themes … Continue reading Embracing Greater Diversity as Next ‘Catalyst’ for Change