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Smarter Health Seminar: The Magical Vanishing EHR

January 26, 2010

Smarter Health Seminar
Title: The Magical Vanishing EHR
Speaker: Doug Tessier, Senior VP of Development and Implementation, eHealth Ontario


As eHealth in Ontario moves into a second decade in pursuit of the brass ring of an electronic health record, we are still faced with more mystery, confusion and supposition than in the hunt for the Loch Ness Monster. Will we actually achieve success, or simply be left spending untold millions chasing shadows and reflections? Understanding what we are pursuing is not a minor undertaking and this session will provide insight into this challenging part of the equation, the progress that is being made, and some of the potential roadblocks and misdirection that must be avoided to enable success.

About the Speaker

Doug Tessier has been a champion of eHealth in Canada for over 15 years and deeply involved in Health Informatics for nearly 30 years. Currently serving as the Senior Vice President of Development and Implementation at eHealth Ontario, Doug has provided consistent leadership and direction through challenging times and worked diligently to ensure an ongoing focus and commitment to providing value and benefit to the people and providers of Ontario. As the inaugural Chair of Canada s Electronic Health Record Working Group, Doug has a unique insight into the development and implementation of eHealth and EHR in Canada.

Doug joined eHealth Ontario in April 2009, after 26 years of service with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. He holds a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Queen s University, diplomas in Business Administration Data Processing and Accounting from St. Lawrence College in Kingston, and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor. He has recently worked extensively with the Queen s University Executive MBA program facilitating high performance teams and as project advisor on global business projects relating to health care and eHealth.

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