Community Learning Space

The infraNET Project and 
The Education Program for Health Informatics Professionals (EPHIP)
University of Waterloo

present ...

View from the Mountain:
Innovation Across the Healthcare Market


Steven Huesing
Editor and Publisher 
Healthcare Information Management 
& Communications Canada

Wednesday, February 19, 2003
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.


Mr. Huesing will present his views on ICT innovations, real and imagined, in terms of new products and the application of new technologies within the healthcare marketplace. He will review the re-organization of the industry in terms of collaborations and partnerships among industry, government and health organizations, the increasing role and impact of government, and pseudo government agencies initiatives.

Using real world examples, he will explore technologies that he believes will play prominent and beneficial roles in supporting the healthcare delivery system in the immediate future and beyond. Concluding with a state of the union : a reality check of what we have achieved, what weaknesses we have to overcome, and what challenges we face, he will offer some suggestions as to what we need to do to prepare for the future.

Mr. Huesing is editor and publisher of Healthcare Information Management & Communications Canada. He has worked in the health industry and informatics for over 35 years and has held senior executive, CFO, and CIO positions in healthcare facilities and government. Steven was the founding president of COACH, Canada s Healthcare Informatics Association. He has served on the boards of many voluntary organizations, the editorial boards of academic journals and conference proceedings, and the boards and advisory boards of companies and educational institutions in the health industry. He is an Executive Director of the International Medical Informatics Association and CEO of the Canadian Healthcare Information Technology Trade Association (CHITTA). COACH has recently honored him by granting an annual scholarship in his name to qualified Canadian health informatics students.

Steven is the author of numerous articles, book chapters and editorials. He has been actively involved in Health Informatics curriculum development with several universities, colleges and associations. He serves as a visiting lecturer on the vendor marketplace and strategic procurement and the history of Canadian Health Informatics at the University of Victoria s School of Health information Science. Mr. Huesing earned his CMA at the University of Alberta.

For more information

Shirley Fenton
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4074

Seminar Hosts

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 Waterloo.