Community Learning Space

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

present ...

Smart Systems for Health Agency -
Helping Improve Ontario's Health Care Through e-Health Innovation


William Albino

Chief Executive Officer,
Smart Systems for Health Agency (SSHA)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo

Seminar Series Sponsors
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
McKesson Information Solutions - Smart Systems for Health Agency
Healthcare Information Management and Communications Canada

There is no charge for this event.
However, please register to attend in person, view the live web cast or broadcast to OTN sites.

Presentation Archive 2008


This session will describe Smart Systems for Health Agency's role in implementing e-Health in Ontario. SSHA was created in 2003 to electronically connect healthcare professionals to each other and to patient information across the healthcare system. Its IT infrastructure products and services are built for the healthcare sector and are being widely adopted. Its network and e-mail products are increasingly being used as the way for the healthcare sector to share patient information electronically. SSHA is contributing essential elements of Ontario's Electronic Health Record. Find out where SSHA is in its role as Ontario's e-Health enabler.

About the Speaker

Bill Albino has more than twenty years experience in the information technology and telecom industries. He has served as a board member, senior executive and general manager for companies in Canada and the United States. Specifically, Bill has worked for EDS Canada as Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President, Sales. He has worked for Xerox Corporation in senior management roles in Canada and the United States. He has also run his own consulting company for technology start-up companies. As the Chief Executive Officer of SSHA, Bill is responsible for ensuring the implementation of its mandate to electronically connect Ontario's healthcare professionals to patient information sources.

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.