Community Learning Space

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

present ...

Electronic Healthcare Record Solutions


Trevor Hodge
Partner, Sierra Systems Group
Sarah Graham 
Regional Manager, Orion Systems International 

Wednesday, March 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.


We will present an electronic record solution that supports both provincial and pan-Canadian info-structure directions. This solution is applicable not only to individual hospitals, but also to entire healthcare regions. We will discuss how software from different vendors brought together by Sierra Systems works together to meet the information needs of clinicians and healthcare management, as well as providing wireless data access. Our approach utilizes the Oracle Health Transaction Base (HTB) providing a component-based solution that consolidates patient, provider and clinical data as well as business rules for entire organizations and health regions. The HTB combines leading-edge technologies from Oracle itself as well as from partner vendors. In addition we will discuss the implementation services necessary to successfully deploy these solutions in a clinical setting.

We will demonstrate Orion’s Concerto™ web portal software as it is used to access and display patient records as part of the Oracle Health Transaction Base (HTB) solution. This will include a live demonstration of wireless clinician access to lab results and patient documents, using new generation Hewlett-Packard Tablet PCs. More information on Orion and their partners can be found at:

Trevor Hodge started his health career with the Saskatchewan Government over 20 years ago, later moving into various roles in Public Health in Alberta. He became the CIO for Alberta Health where he was instrumental in developing the vision and setting the stage for what eventually became Alberta we//net. In 1997 he became part owner of EDM Management Systems, a consulting firm subsequently sold to Sierra Systems Group. Trevor is currently a partner with Sierra Systems and is responsible for the corporate health practice in Canada and the US. He has been instrumental in the development of the Health Info structure planning efforts for the federal, provincial and territorial governments across Canada, the development of the WHIC Provider Registry System, as well as bringing the Central Station consortium together that recently won the electronic health record project at the Capital Health Authority in Edmonton.

Sarah Graham has worked in the health sector for over 20 years in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa and has held both clinical and management positions. She has played an active role in many of the recent health care reform projects in New Zealand including General Manager of a primary “managed health care” network where the health care providers held the funds and shared risk with the government for health care delivery of their patients. With over 5 years at Orion and it’s sister company HealthLink, Sarah is now responsible for Orion Business Development in Canada. Recently, she moved to establish Orion’s offices in Edmonton for the Central Station Consortium Capital Health project.

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.