Community Learning Space

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

present ...

Smarter Health:
Pulling it Together

An Expert Panel Perspective

Wednesday, June 19, 2002
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo

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This event will feature a panel of experts who will provide perspectives on and insights into issues raised during this year's Smarter Health Seminar Series which examined the value of IT in the health system. Over the past year, specialists in Health Informatics have looked at the dependencies of the health system on IT, the evidence that IT can actually deliver what is required to enable an efficient and effective enterprise, the nature and magnitude of the investment required, and the strategic pathway to ensure the desired deliverables.

Panelists will represent various perspectives of the health system including hospital administration, information technology, research, industry and government. The panel members will give their viewpoints on:

  • The importance and magnitude of today s information management challenge in the health system.
  • The penalties for failing to address this challenge.
  • The potential that information technology and communications (ITC) systems have for improving the health system and the process of patient care.
  • The current state of ITC capability in the health system.
  • Strategies for moving from where we are (with respect to adequate systems) to where we should be.
  • Critical success factors that must be addressed to enable and support this strategy.
  • What industry and academia can do to contribute to the solution.

This session provides an opportunity for those who were unable to attend the individual sessions to hear the highlights and to get an overview.

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.