Community Learning Space

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

present ...

Canada's Electronic Health Record 
Solution Architecture


Dennis Giokas
Chief Technology Officer 
Canada Health infoway Inc.

Wednesday, June 18, 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.


The Electronic Health Record (EHR) is essential to modernizing the health care system. Canada Health Infoway (Infoway), a non-profit corporation, is leading the effort to foster the development of a framework for the EHR in Canada.

Infoway defines an EHR as a secure and private lifetime record of an individual s key health history and care within the health system. The record is available electronically to authorized health care providers and the individual anywhere, anytime in support of high quality care. To achieve this vision, Infoway led the development of a common blueprint of the overall EHR solution business and technical architecture. The blueprint is pan-Canadian in scope. It includes the business rules, data flow, software services, technology standards and guidelines that define how the system functions and how it is designed. The common blueprint ensures interoperability and enables overall cost savings through standardization. This session is a presentation of the blueprint and some of Infoway's recently announced investments. It will briefly cover Infoway's overall business model and investment framework.

Dennis Giokas is responsible for the overall electronic health record solution architecture, standards, security, privacy, and toolkits at Canada Health Infoway and is instrumental in defining the rollout strategy for the EHR solutions. Infoway s mission is to foster and accelerate the development and adoption of electronic health information solutions in Canada.

With over 23 years of experience in the information management and information technology field, Mr. Giokas has previously held executive positions at Sapient Corporation, most recently as Vice-President and Managing Director of its Canadian subsidiary. He has also consulted on IT strategy in a number of other industries including financial services and energy services and has held several senior positions with Digital Equipment Corporation, including those of Consulting Engineer and Group Technical Director. He also holds two patents for software innovations and has one industrial design patent.

Mr. Giokas holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Boston University as well as a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music.

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.