The infraNET Project and
The Education Program for Health Informatics Professionals (EPHIP)
University of Waterloo
Chief Technology Officer
Canada Health infoway Inc.
Wednesday, June 18,
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo
There is no charge.
Space is limited.
We recommend registering for the seminar to reserve your seat.
Seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis.
The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is
essential to modernizing the health care system. Canada Health Infoway
(Infoway), a non-profit corporation, is leading the effort to foster
the development of a framework for the EHR in Canada.
Infoway defines an EHR as a secure and
private lifetime record of an individual s key health history and care
within the health system. The record is available electronically to
authorized health care providers and the individual anywhere, anytime
in support of high quality care. To achieve this vision, Infoway led
the development of a common blueprint of the overall EHR solution
business and technical architecture. The blueprint is pan-Canadian in scope.
It includes the business rules, data flow, software services, technology standards
and guidelines that define how the system functions and how it is designed.
The common blueprint ensures interoperability and enables overall cost savings
through standardization. This session is a presentation of the blueprint and
some of Infoway's recently announced investments. It will briefly cover Infoway's
overall business model and investment framework.
Dennis Giokas is responsible
for the overall electronic health record solution architecture, standards,
security, privacy, and toolkits at Canada Health Infoway and
is instrumental in defining the rollout strategy for the EHR solutions. Infoway s mission
is to foster and accelerate the development and adoption of electronic health
information solutions in Canada.
With over 23 years of experience in the
information management and information technology field, Mr. Giokas has
previously held executive positions at Sapient Corporation, most
recently as Vice-President and Managing Director of its Canadian
subsidiary. He has also consulted on IT strategy in a number of other
industries including financial services and energy services and has held several
senior positions with Digital Equipment Corporation, including those of Consulting
Engineer and Group Technical Director. He also holds two patents for software
innovations and has one industrial design patent.
Mr. Giokas holds a Master of Science in
Computer Science from Boston University as well as a Master of Music
degree from the New England Conservatory of Music.
For more information
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
This seminar is hosted by the Education
Program for Health Informatics Professionals (EPHIP) and The infraNET
Project, University of Waterloo.
The infraNET Project, initiated by the
University of Waterloo in 1996, is a partnership to advance Web and
Internet technologies. Its founding partners are: LivePage (now part
of Siebel), MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.
We also gratefully acknowledge the
assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of