Community Learning Space

The infraNET Project and 
Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research
University of Waterloo

present ...

Strategy for eHealth Innovation


William M. Tatham

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

NexJ Systems Inc.


Friday, October 30, 2009
3:00 - 4:30 PM EST
Davis Centre, Room 1302, University of Waterloo

Seminar Series Sponsors
McKesson Information Solutions
Healthcare Information Management and Communications Canada

Seminar Series Supporter
ITAC Health

This seminar is free but you must register to attend.

Presentation Archive 2009


Challenges facing the healthcare industry today include controlling the high cost of care, improving the overall quality of care, and ensuring patient safety. In Strategy for eHealth Innovation, Mr. Tatham will discuss how people-centred health is the key to solving these challenges. People-centred health solutions connect health information across the continuum of care in a health record. Patients can view all of their information in one record and simply and securely share this information with trusted providers wherever they are. A people-centred model can improve the quality of healthcare and the healthcare delivery system; increase patient safety; and reduce healthcare costs by supporting a healthier, more informed population. Mr. Tatham proposes that we leverage the brightest leaders in medicine, industry, academics, and government to design, build, and deploy innovative people-centred eHealth solutions here and around the world.

About the Speaker

William M. Tatham is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NexJ Systems Inc., a premier provider of People-centric Enterprise Business Solutions. He is Vice-chair of the Board of Governors of North York General Hospital, where he is Chair of the Quality Committee and the Chair of the Technology, Innovation, and Equipment Project for the Embracing Health Campaign. Mr. Tatham is a Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Association for People-Centred Health, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to promote people-centred health. He is a member of the Board of Stewards for Open Health Tools, a global community of health professionals, developers, and jurisdictions dedicated to developing interoperable open source health software based on best practices.

Mr. Tatham is a graduate from the University of Waterloo, with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Systems Design Engineering and options in Socio-economic Systems and Management Science.

For more information
Shirley Fenton
Managing Director, WIHIR
University of Waterloo
(519) 888-4074

Seminar Hosts
This seminar is hosted by the Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research (WIHIR) 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 were: LivePage (now part of Oracle), MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.

We also gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of Waterloo.