Community Learning Space

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

present ...

New Strategies for Health Care in the Home

Dr. Judith Shamian
President and CEO
VON Canada

Wednesday, April 26, 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

The current and continuing trend in Canada is that more and more people are using home and community care. Statistics tell us that from 1995 - 2000, demand for home and community care grew by 140%. This trend is expected to continue in the future.

  • How can we best respond and prepare for the future?
  • How can we improve the quality of life for Canadians, and quality of care?
  • What are the technology opportunities?
  • How can we respond to clients in varying and outlying geographies?

Dr. Judith Shamian will touch on issues and concerns with respect to home care in Canada and specifically in Ontario. New home and community care strategies will be shared with participants. Strategies include research, tele-health, best practices, mobile devices, developing clinical software and other innovations to provide improved quality of life and quality of care for patients.

About the Speaker
JUDITH SHAMIAN, RN, PhD is currently the President and CEO of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) Canada. She formerly held the title of Executive Director of Nursing Policy with Health Canada and is a Professor in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Toronto. Judith was also the President of the RNAO from 1998 to 1999. Dr. Shamian obtained her PhD from Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, Ohio, her Master's in Public Health from New York University, and her Baccalaureate in Community Nursing from Concordia University in Montreal. She has published and spoken extensively in North America and internationally. Dr. Shamian is known for her commitment to professional excellence in practice, education, and research. Her continuous interest in health care politics and policy and international health is well known. She is the 1995 recipient of the Ross Award for Nursing Leadership and was awarded the Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 by the Governor General of Canada.

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.