Community Learning Space

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

present ...

My CARE Source:
A Web-based Patient Portal


Glen Kearns, VP & CIO
Claudette DeLenardo, Director, Patient Portal

Grand River Hospital

Wednesday, September 22, 2004
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo

This seminar is sponsored by McKesson Canada.

This seminar is of interest to Health and IT Executives, IS/IT Staff, Faculty and Students.

Presentation Archive 2004-2005


My CARE Source is an innovative web application that provides personalized support and disease management. More than just a "portal", this program provides patients with access to a tool that will help them make informed choices about their personal plan of care. This innovative tool provides patients with a personalized treatment plan, the ability to document track and monitor symptoms and/or side effects of treatment, a health profile for themselves and family members, care team members directory, integration with the hospital health scheduling application, discussion board, educational support, and the ability to provide feedback regarding the application as well as hospital services.

Glen Kearns has held the position of Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Grand River Hospital since 2001. Along with industry partners, Glen is responsible for development of Canada's first hospital-based patient portal. He holds a CHE (Canadian Healthcare Executive) designation from the Canadian College of Health Care Executives, an Honors Business Administration (HBA) degree from the University of Western Ontario, London, ON as well as a Masters of Religious Education (MRE) degree from Trinity Western University, Langley, BC.

Claudette DeLenardo, RN BScN CAE, is Program Director, Patient Portal at the Grand River Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario. She graduated from the Bachelor of Science program at Laurentian University in 1985. Since that time she has worked in health care in both acute and non-acute settings. She has been employed at Grand River Hospital for the past sixteen years. Prior to being appointed to her current position, Claudette provided leadership within the organization as Clinical Director for Children's Services. Claudette holds certification in asthma education and is a member of the Canadian College of Health Service Executives. She is actively involved in the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario. Claudette is currently pursuing graduate studies in Nursing at the University of Phoenix.

For more information

Shirley Fenton
Managing Director, WIHIR
The infraNET Project
Computer Systems Group, 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 are: 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.