Community Learning Space

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

present ...

The Ontario Laboratories Information System
A strategic change initiative for eHealth in Ontario


Ernie Wallace
Executive Lead, Strategic Initiatives
Smart Systems for Health Agency

Wednesday, March 22, 2006
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo

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

Presentation Archive 2005-2006

Laboratory test results play a critical role in diagnosis and treatment and are widely reported to influence 60% to 70% of patient care decisions. Ontario s e-Health initiatives are designed to give the right person access to the right information about the right individual at the right time. The Ontario Laboratories Information System (OLIS) is among the first e-Health initiatives and will allow the secure electronic exchange of laboratory information province-wide. This presentation will provide an overview of the system, its benefits and its current status. In addition, it will also discuss how the project has become a catalyst for changes that will enable the acceleration of e-Health in Ontario and will present the issues and risks associated with change management and adoption.

About the Speaker
Ernie brings 25 years of managerial experience from the public and private sectors. He has worked on large IT projects, including a number in the health sector. His first strategic initiative is the Ontario Laboratories Information System, jointly delivered through SSHA and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

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.