infraNET Project and
Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research
University of Waterloo
Health Informatics -
February 25, 2009
Seminar Series Sponsors
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
McKesson Information Solutions - Smart Systems for Health Agency
Healthcare Information Management and Communications Canada
Seminar Series Supporter
Presentation Archive 2009
As our economy struggles through its greatest structural change in
several generations, a handful of industries are emerging as bright
lights in the new economy. Green technology, renewable energy
sources and health information and communications technology (ICT) are
among the industries that will dominate growth in the future.
In spite of a global recession, jurisdictions around the world are
investing heavily in electronic health records and other e-Health initiatives. Health
ICTs form foundational elements in the stimulus packages proposed by governments
to bolster sagging economies. Today, industry is taking a lead in
RD, standards development, integration and deployment of ICTs, all of
which are required to meet the demands and challenges of 21st century
About the Speaker
Brendan Seaton is the president of the
Information Technology Association of Canada's Health Division - ITAC Health.
ITAC represents more than 300 companies across Canada, almost half of
which provide ICT products and services to the health sector.
Prior to joining ITAC Health, Brendan was VP of Privacy, Security and
Risk Management for the Ontario Smart Systems for Health Agency.
He has held executive level positions in both the private and public sectors.
Brendan is an instructor at the Waterloo Institute for Health
Informatics Research, leading workshops in eHealth privacy, security
and risk management and contributing to WIHIR's Health Informatics
For more information
Managing Director, WIHIR
University of Waterloo
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.