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

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Achieving a Clinical Dose of IT
How Much IT is Enough?


Dominic Covvey
Director, Education Program for Health informatics Professionals (EPHIP) 
and Adjunct Professor, Computer Science
University of Waterloo

Wednesday, January 23, 2002
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Clarica Auditorium, Lyle S. Hallman Institute for Health Promotion, BMH 1621
University of Waterloo

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Dominic Covvey will describe the essential technological infrastructure for today s and tomorrow's health system, as well as the human and organizational infrastructure and required action. Having defined the needed tools and resources, he will articulate the capital and one-time investments, and the operating expenses required to put this infrastructure in place and maintain it over a complete systems life cycle, from planning, through implementation and use, to evaluation and replacement/renovation. He will then examine what non-health but similarly information-dependent organizations have found that they must spend to deliver adequate levels of systems support to enable efficient and effective operations. He will conclude with estimates of the implications that this has for health organizations, including the percentage of their operating budgets that must be committed compared to what health organizations are currently expending. His primary message will be: getting to your destination in the time allotted requires the right conveyance and sufficient fuel.

Dominic Covvey

Dominic Covvey is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Waterloo, where he leads several health informatics initiatives and is the Director of the Education Program for Health Informatics Professionals (EPHIP). He also has over 30 years' experience in consulting, having established and managed several IS consulting service companies. Over his career, Dominic has presented hundreds of seminars (more than 100 teleconferenced) and courses, and has published six books, over 250 articles, a series of 17 educational videotapes, and several television programs. He has authored several magazine columns, and currently has a column in Healthcare Information Management and Communications Canada Magazine. Dominic is a member of the ACM, AHIMA, CLMA, CIPS, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, AMIA, and COACH. He is a senior member of HIMSS and the IEEE, and a CIPS-certified Information Systems Professional.

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.