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Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research
University of Waterloo

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Advanced Hospital Systems in the Context of eHealth Strategies


Matt Anderson
CIO, SIMS Partnership
eHealth Lead, Toronto Central LHIN
VP, University Health Network

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

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

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Presentation Archive 2005-2006

The recently released inaugural report of the Health Council of Canada encourages accelerated change for Canada's healthcare system. In today s health care environment, there is no doubt that eHealth is a critical factor to make this change happen, and the real question: how do you put eHealth at the top of the agenda and link its benefits with public policy objectives? Matthew Anderson, Chief Information Officer for the SIMS Partnership and eHealth Lead for the Toronto Central LHIN, will explore the link between information technology and solving systemic problems. He will also share case studies on internal and external projects, as well as key success factors.

About the Speaker
Matthew Anderson is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for North York Community Care Access Centre, St. John's Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto Community Care Access Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network (UHN) and West Park Healthcare Centre.

Along with Bridgepoint Health, the seven organizations have formed an information management collaboration called Shared Information Management Services (SIMS), which drives the development of clinical relationships, consistency, standards and cooperation to facilitate the electronic sharing of key referral information among community providers and partner hospitals. Matthew is also charged with improving the patient experience, achieving the best clinical outcomes and ensuring accountability through information and technology. In addition, Matthew is the eHealth Lead for the Toronto Central LHIN and Vice President of UHN.

His accomplishments in the advancement of e-Health have been recognized nationally. In May 2005, he accepted Canada's Top 40 Under 40 award, which celebrates Canadian leaders of today and tomorrow who have reached a significant level of success but have not yet reached the age of 40. In November 2005, Matthew was named CIO of the Year at the Canadian Information Productivity Awards (CIPA), held in partnership with CIO Canada magazine.

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.