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

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A View of the Canadian Healthcare IT Industry

- A Radical Perspective!


Ronald L. Dunn

Vice President, Sales, Integrated Healthcare Solutions

McKesson Canada


November 24, 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.

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The Canadian healthcare IT industry is a complex and challenging one. Today, however, the industry is facing unprecedented demands with various shadows of controversy. We will explore some basic underlying observations of the industry and its current state. We will dissect the marketplace and look at what is happening to affect the direction the industry is taking and the impact that is having on the industry as a whole. Have we lost sight of the healthcare information technology (HCIT) vision? Does it need refreshing? Has it kept up with the changing marketplace? We will present a few provocative ideas, some radical thoughts and innovative thinking to challenge the current state.

About the Speaker

Ron Dunn, as vice president of sales for McKesson Canada's Integrated Healthcare Solutions division, is responsible for the overall leadership of McKesson Canada's technology businesses in Canada. He focuses on customer operations including sales, marketing, customer service as well as strategic and tactical management of the business. He has been in the healthcare technology industry for more than 20 years, 15 of those years with McKesson. Ron graduated from the Economics programme at the University of Western Ontario and recently stepped down as Vice Chair of ITAC-Health after serving on its board for the past 7 years.

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.