The infraNET Project and
Education Program for Health Informatics Professionals (EPHIP)
University of Waterloo
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
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
- 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
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, University of Waterloo
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