Community Learning Space

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

present ...

eHealth Strategies in Support of Psychiatry

Peter Catford
VP and Chief Information Officer
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo

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

Presentation Archive 2005-2006

Patients/clients requiring psychiatric care have complex and multiple needs that also require direct pathways to various services provided by other sectors such as primary care, housing and acute care. E-health strategies allow for the provision of secure information related to the electronic health record, sharing of knowledge, and training and education.

This presentation will focus on the impact of e-health strategies on clinical information systems; the issues surrounding the capture and management of clinical information, and the availability and access of clinical information to psychiatric care givers.

About the Speaker
Peter Catford has a long unique history in the IT/IM business with experience in the private and public sector. In the last 10 years, Peter has been involved in IT management in the hospital sector and has been the CIO at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health since February 1999. He is also the president of HInext Inc. and has held positions at Mount Sinai Hospital, Baxter Corporation, Torcom Consultants and founded a unique hospital private sector partnership called HeathLink. He has had consulting assignments with major corporations such as GE, IBM, Compaq and Air Canada as well as many hospitals in Canada including several of the major teaching centers.

Peter has an interest in implementing strategies that use informatics to assist with better communication across the continuum of care in Ontario's healthcare system. He is currently the co-chair of Ontario's Health Informatics Standards Council and has participated in Ontario's Continuing Care e-Health Council.

Peter completed a B.Sc at the University of Guelph, and an MBA at the Richard Ivey School of Business and has recently been appointed to lecture in Health Informatics at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Medicine, Health Policy, Management and Evaluation program.

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.