It feels like we’re approaching peak Blockchain hype. Blockchain talks at conferences are standing room only. Venture investment in blockchain start-ups is on track to exceed $1B this year, 50% higher than last year and double the 2016 number. Most of this funding is going towards cryptocurrency initiatives, but crypto-fever is overflowing into other industries … Continue reading Opportunities for Blockchain in Canadian Healthcare
The international SNOMED CT Community of Practice will descend on Vancouver this October 18-19th to hold its annual SNOMED CT Expo in the spirit of collaborating, sharing, learning and delivering on the promise of SNOMED CT; the most comprehensive and precise clinical health terminology product in the world. Canada has been a founding charter Member … Continue reading SNOMED CT Expo 2018: The Global Language of Healthcare Sets Its Sights on Vancouver, Oct 18-19
We have been thinking about the effects that the smart phone has had on people and what this might teach us about what eHealth systems should be like. The impacts of this smart phone technology have been life-changing, diffusing into society at an incredible rate and altering behaviors, communications, expectations and even relationships. It is … Continue reading eHealth (Smart) Phone Home: What Can We Learn About eHealth From the Success of the Smart Phone?
Wednesday night is date night. Every Wednesday after work my wife and I walk to a nearby restaurant and enjoy a tasty meal and a lively chat. While this weekly event is not particularly noteworthy – many couples do the same – our topic of conversation is perhaps less common. Each week, for most of … Continue reading What Do Patients Want?
The Executive Sponsor, sometimes called the project sponsor or senior responsible owner, is a critical role in both project management and change management, and is key to leading and enabling successful outcomes. Most of the literature about project and change management suggests that having a C-level sponsor is a key requirement for success. There are several … Continue reading Online Supplement – Volume 32, #2: Executive Sponsorship: Delegation versus Dissemination