Community Learning Space

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

present ...

Intelligent Hospitals:

How Technology Can Transform Healthcare Beyond the EHR


Brantz Myers

Director, Healthcare Business Development

Cisco Canada


Tuesday, September 29, 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


Although there is currently much focus on the Electronic Health Record (EHR), technology can transform health care in many more ways. To achieve high-quality health care, interactions among people, information, equipment and resources should be maximized. These connections can be facilitated and enhanced by technology. Brantz Myers will discuss the link between intelligent hospitals and how they can dynamically help the people who use the facilities: healthcare providers, clinicians, patients, visitors and others. By simplifying the connections from any person, any place, through any device to any resource, real value can be delivered to the end-points the people. He will talk about what has been have learned from past attempts and what is now possible. Finally, he will discuss why executive strategic attention must consider this role of technology, although it can be complex, have challenges and sources of resistance. He will illustrate how the increasing technology investment in today s hospitals can be leveraged to create a more sustainable environment and have a direct impact on health care.

About the Speaker

Brantz Myers is the Director of Healthcare Business Development for Cisco Canada. In this role, Brantz identifies, defines, and manages the creation of industry-relevant solutions in the Canadian market. Brantz is responsible for driving strategic activity in the healthcare industry and leads a team focused on accelerating Cisco s growth in this market. A 22-year veteran of the Canadian information communications technology industry, Brantz joined Cisco in 2000. In his most recent role, Brantz led the public sector marketing efforts for Cisco Canada. He was responsible for driving awareness, understanding and demand for network-based technologies in the Canadian market. Prior to Cisco, he gained experience through sales and marketing positions with Hewlett-Packard, Digital and Compaq. He earned a B.Sc. (Mathematics and Computing Science) from Dalhousie University and completed a Marketing Management Program from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

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.