Community Learning Space

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

present ...

The Magical Vanishing EHR


Doug Tessier

Senior Vice President of Development and Implementation

eHealth Ontario

January 26, 2010
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 2010


As eHealth in Ontario moves into a second decade in pursuit of the brass ring of an electronic health record, we are still faced with more mystery, confusion and supposition than in the hunt for the Loch Ness Monster. Will we actually achieve success, or simply be left spending untold millions chasing shadows and reflections? Understanding what we are pursuing is not a minor undertaking and this session will provide insight into this challenging part of the equation, the progress that is being made, and some of the potential roadblocks and misdirection that must be avoided to enable success.

About the Speaker

Doug Tessier has been a champion of eHealth in Canada for over 15 years and deeply involved in Health Informatics for nearly 30 years. Currently serving as the Senior Vice President of Development and Implementation at eHealth Ontario, Doug has provided consistent leadership and direction through challenging times and worked diligently to ensure an ongoing focus and commitment to providing value and benefit to the people and providers of Ontario. As the inaugural Chair of Canada s Electronic Health Record Working Group, Doug has a unique insight into the development and implementation of eHealth and EHR in Canada.

Doug joined eHealth Ontario in April 2009, after 26 years of service with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. He holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Queen s University, diplomas in Business Administration Data Processing and Accounting from St. Lawrence College in Kingston, and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He has recently worked extensively with the Queen s University Executive MBA program facilitating high performance teams and as project advisor on global business projects relating to health care and eHealth.


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.