Community Learning Space

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

present ...

Illness in the Age of 'e':
How Connected Technology Changes the Patient Experience


Daniel Z. Sands

Senior Medical Informatics Director, Cisco Systems &
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Wednesday, June 25, 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
Healthcare Information Management and Communications Canada

Presentation Archive 2008

The use of connected information technology can change the practice of healthcare, inexorably transforming the experience for both the clinician and the patient, thereby connecting a disconnected healthcare system. This is exemplified by a discussion about a real patient s journey from health through the diagnosis and treatment of a serious illness. Through this we see how technology, along with a supporting clinical team, served as his lifeline. The speaker will explain how these connections made a difference to both the physician and patient in this situation and how they can improve the experience for all patients.

About the Speaker
Danny Sands is senior medical informatics director for Cisco, where he provides both internal and external health IT leadership and helps key customers with business and clinical transformation using IT. His prior position was chief medical officer for Zix Corporation, a leader in secure e-mail and e-prescribing, and before that he spent 13 years at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, where he developed and implemented numerous systems to improve clinical care delivery and patient engagement. Sands earned his baccalaureate at Brown University, a medical degree at Ohio State University, and a master s degree at Harvard School of Public Health. He did residency training at Boston City Hospital and an informatics fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and maintains a primary care practice in which he makes extensive use of health information technology. Sands is the recipient of numerous health IT awards, sits on the board of the American Medical Informatics Association, and has been elected to fellowship in both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics.

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.