infraNET Project and
Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research
University of Waterloo
Promise and Reality
3:00 - 4:30 PM EST
Davis Centre, Room 1302, University of Waterloo
Seminar Series Sponsors
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
McKesson Information Solutions - Smart Systems for Health Agency
Healthcare Information Management and Communications Canada
Seminar Series Supporter
This seminar is free but you must register to attend.
information system (HIS) is a crucial infrastructural element to manage information
flow in hospitals. Over the years, many vendors have entered (and exited)
the field as providers and maintainers of HISs. The typical long term investment
by a vendor in the development of software that comprises an HIS often
exceeds $100M. In this seminar, Mr. Shave will give an overview of HISs and
their value. He will also address several crucial matters about HISs including:
are the major vendors, what are their market shares, and how can we
assess their viability?
are some of the key differentiations among products and services?
are these systems in terms of maturity, stability and evolvability?
are the major issues associated with HISs, including their readiness
to deliver what we really need in terms of patient care support?
is the innovation and where are these systems going over the next 5-10 years?
About the Speaker
Shave, President of Cerner Canada, joined Cerner Corporation in 1996
with the responsibility to build a Canadian sales and delivery
organization and to expand the business in Canada for Cerner. He has
grown Cerner s business success in Canada from annual revenues of
under one million USD to more than forty million USD by 2008 with well
over 250 health care facilities in Canada using Cerner s technologies.
Cerner Canada s success is largely attributed to the deployment of
effective partnerships and outsourcing strategies to facilitate the
sharing of patient-centric information technologies among multiple stakeholders;
multi-disciplinary care-teams; and health administrators responsible
for care delivery across large geographic areas.
has been active in numerous aspects of the promotion and delivery of health
care information technology in Canada since 1981. Before joining
Cerner, he was Health Industry Marketing Manager at Digital Equipment
and General Manager Canada at CyCare Canada, a provider of custom
developed solutions to support oncology and turnkey solutions for
physicians group practices.
has long been an active supporter of numerous health organizations foundation
fund-raising initiatives across Canada.
For more information
Managing Director, WIHIR
University of Waterloo
This seminar is hosted by the Waterloo Institute for Health
Informatics Research (WIHIR) 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 were: LivePage (now part of Oracle), MKS, Open Text, RIM,
Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.
We also gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Institute for
Computer Research, University of Waterloo.