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

present ...

Getting to Filmless:
Implementing a Shared Services Approach
to Digital Diagnostic Imaging


Diane Beattie
Integrated VP Health Information,
Strategic Partnership and CIO
London Health Sciences Centre and St. Josephs Health Care London

Wednesday, October 26, 2005
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo

Seminar Sponsors:
McKesson Information Solutions, Smart Systems for Health Agency,
VON Canada and HIMCC Inc.

This seminar is of interest to Health and IT Executives, IS/IT Staff, Faculty and Students.
There is no charge for this event. However, please register to attend or view the live web cast.

Presentation Archive 2005-2006

In 2002, hospitals in Southwestern Ontario began exploring the feasibility of implementing a shared services approach to digital diagnostic imaging. Many hospitals in the region were seeking opportunities to form strategic alliances. Most hospitals require access to the expertise and resources outside of their own settings to address the needs of their patients. Shared digital imaging fit perfectly with these objectives. Canada Health Infoway approved the Thames Valley portion of the project in December 2003 as one of two initial sites for their investment in digital imaging system projects in Canada.

What makes this project unique?
This project is unique because it is organized as a shared or cooperative initiative among hospitals rather than each hospital developing its own system. Hospitals have agreed to adopt and use common standards and a common system to allow information to be readily shared. The Thames Valley Hospital Planning Partnership (TVHPP) solution tightly integrates GE s Centricity 2.1 PACS, Cerner s Radiology Information System (RadNet) and the Lanier dictation system. This integration supports the high level of reliability, performance and availability required for the on-going operation of the system and runs on HP Medical Archive.

Diane Beattie

At the London Hospitals, Diane is responsible for the strategic direction of Health Information and Strategic Alliances. She is widely recognized in the Canadian health information technology industry. Her unwavering vision for transforming healthcare delivery and administration in Southwest Ontario through the adoption of new information technologies sets her apart. She has built and nurtured a team that has advanced the integration of health information in the London area to near completion of a city-wide and region-ready electronic health record serving all of London s hospitals today and is already extending that vision to serve surrounding community healthcare stakeholders.

Prior to joining the Hospitals, Diane held a number of positions with Union Gas, Including Director of Business Development and General Manager for South Western Ontario. She is currently on the OHA's eHealth Council and the Knowledge Strategic Advisory Committee. Diane earned a Bachelors degree in Mathematics from the University of Waterloo.

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 Siebel), MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.

We also gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of Waterloo.