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Smarter Health Seminars: The Innovator Series

The infraNET Project and the Education Program for Health Informatics (EPHIP) are hosting a special seminar series entitled "Smarter Health: The Innovator Series". 

This series continues our examination of the dependencies of the health system on IT, the evidence that IT can actually deliver what is required to enable an efficient and effective enterprise, the nature and magnitude of the investment required, and the strategic pathway to ensure the desired deliverables. 

The Innovator Series will present innovative contributions of private industry and collaborations between private industry and health organizations.

Presentations by industry and healthcare experts will be 50 minutes in duration, followed by a 30-40 minute facilitated discussion.

These seminars are hosted by David Johnston, President of the University of Waterloo. Dominic Covvey, Director of EPHIP is the moderator for the seminars.

Who Should Attend:

Professionals from the health and IT industries, educators, and interested citizens


Davis Centre, Room 1302, University of Waterloo


3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


No charge to attend, but pre-registering to reserve a seat is recommended.

Seminars and Speakers

September 18, 2002 - Innovations in Medical Image Management
Jim Herrewynen and Steve Rankin, Mitra Inc.

October 16, 2002 - Integrating the Health Record
Andrew Szende, Hospital for Sick Children and
Pat Billard, IBM Inc.

November 20, 2002 - Reducing Medical Errors: 
Applying Just-In Time Knowledge

Patricia Beretta and Rick Stroobosscher, Medicalis Corp. 

January 15, 2003 - Grids for Reliable Storage and 
Secure Transmission of Medical Images

Moe Kermani, Bycast Inc.

February 19, 2003 - View from the Mountain:
Innovation Across the Healthcare Market

Steven Huesing, Healthcare Management & Communications Canada

March 19, 2003 - Electronic Healthcare Record Solutions
Trevor Hodge, Sierra Systems Group and
Sarah Graham, Orion Systems International

April 16, 2003 -Two Heads (and a Computer) are Healthier Than One:
Knowledge and Collaboration Tools from 
Drug Discovery to Patient Treatment

Martin Sumner-Smith, Open Text Corp.

May 21, 2003 - The Smart Systems for Health Agency:
An Overview

Roger Girard, Smart Systems for Health Agency

June 18, 2003 - Canada s Electronic Health Record Solution Architecture
Dennis Giokas, Canada Health Infoway Inc.