The infraNET Project and
Education Program for Health Informatics Professionals (EPHIP)
University of Waterloo
Federal Government Investment
in Health IT
Senior Program Analyst
Innovation and Investment Division
Office of Health and the Information Highway
Wednesday, March 20, 2002
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo
Canadian Health Infostructure Partnerships Program (CHIPP) is investing
in model implementation projects in two strategic areas: telehealth
and electronic health records model projects. The Program will help
improve accessibility and quality of care for all Canadians while
enhancing the efficiency and long term viability of the health system. Projects
funded through CHIPP advance the development of innovative solutions
to health care delivery that affect all Canadians. Telehealth
projects, for example, will bring the expertise of urban-based
specialists to patients living in rural and remote communities, including
First Nations. By using technology to shrink Canada's vast geography,
telehealth can improve access to health services for all Canadians, no
matter where they live.
Jeannine will provide an overview of
CHIPP, including its rationale, objectives, and expected outcomes. Having
explained the basis for the program, Jeannine will present a brief
summary of selected key projects and provide an understanding of how
each contributes to the whole picture. In particular, she will focus
on Project Outreach, an Ontario-based Tele-Psychiatry project, and
key issues such as privacy and security.
Jeannine Parent is on an Executive Interchange program
from the private IT sector to Health Canada. As Senior Program Analyst, Innovation
and Investment Division, Office of Health and the Information Highway,
Health Canada, she provides project management consultation to 9 CHIPP funded
healthcare renewal initiatives across the country. She is also responsible
for the coordination and liaison with the Ontario and Nunavut Regions.
In addition, she leads the CHIPP Privacy Working Group and the Intellectual
Property Working Group within her Division. With a law degree from the
University of Ottawa, she has 20 years experience in information communications
technologies. She held various management positions within the IT industry
and has 10 years experience in long-term care of which the last six have
been focused on tele-healthcare applications for homecare in Canada and the USA.
She has extensive knowledge of North America's homecare issues, policies and
administration, and the tele-homecare industry. She has been guest speaker at
numerous national and international workshops and conferences. She is a member
of the Canadian Telehealth Society and COACH. She is a past member of the Barreau
du Quebec and the American Health Lawyers Association.
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