Community Learning Space

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

present ...

What Can the IT-Enabled
Health System Be and Do?


Dr. Bob Bernstein
Head, Medical Informatics Research Group,
Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa and
Medical Director, Elizabeth Bruyere Pavilion, Family Medicine Centre

Wednesday, February  20, 2002
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo

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In this presentation, Dr. Bernstein will explore what could result if we do and if we do not make an adequate investment in the technologies and the human resources to deploy them in the health system. What will we reap if we do? What will we lose if we keep on the way we have been?

He will look at what the IT-enabled health system of tomorrow could be. What new capabilities and deliverables are possible? What would the beneficial impacts be on the cost of health care, access to the system, and the quality of the care provided? How would the lot of the health planners, the provincial ministries, the regional health organizations, the administrators, the providers, and the patients be improved? How will we know if we have succeeded?

Dr. Bob Bernstein

Dr. Bob Bernstein is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa. He has an active teacher in general practice, attending medical staff of the Ottawa General Hospital, former Chief of the Department, the medical director of the Family Medicine Centre, and the Head of the Medical Informatics Research Group of the Department. Dr. Bernstein is the co-author of a standardized terminology of family medicine, and the designer of the Family Medicine Centre s electronic medical record. He was Co-Chairman and founding member of the Institute for Primary Care Informatics, and a member of the steering committee of the Ontario Family and General Practice Data Standards Project. He has represented the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) at the World Organization of Family Doctors Committee on Coding and Classification since 1990, and recently at the CIHI Classification Advisory Committee as a member of the CFPC Clinical Practice Management Network Project. He is a Reviewer for CMAJ and an Internal Reviewer the National Health Research Development Program. As well, he is a researcher in HEALNet and in the Canada Health Infostructure Partnership Program project. He is a Member of AMIA and a founding member of the AMIA Family Practice Working Group.

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.