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Health Informatics - Tomorrows Industry

February 25, 2009

Health Informatics - Tomorrow’s Industry

Speaker: Brendan Seaton
President, ITAC Health

Date: Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Davis Centre, Room 1302
University of Waterloo

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

Seminar Series Supporter:
ITAC Health


As our economy struggles through its greatest structural change in several generations, a handful of industries are emerging as bright lights in the new economy.  Green technology, renewable energy sources and health information and communications technology (ICT) are among the industries that will dominate growth in the future.

In spite of a global recession, jurisdictions around the world are investing heavily in electronic health records and other e-Health initiatives.  Health ICTs form foundational elements in the stimulus packages proposed by governments to bolster sagging economies.  Today, industry is taking a lead in RD, standards development, integration and deployment of ICTs, all of which are required to meet the demands and challenges of 21st century health care.

About the Speaker

Brendan Seaton is the president of the Information Technology Association of Canada’s Health Division - ITAC Health.  ITAC represents more than 300 companies across Canada, almost half of which provide ICT products and services to the health sector.  Prior to joining ITAC Health, Brendan was VP of Privacy, Security and Risk Management for the Ontario Smart Systems for Health Agency.  He has held executive level positions in both the private and public sectors.  Brendan is an instructor at the Waterloo Institute for Health Informatics Research, leading workshops in eHealth privacy, security and risk management and contributing to WIHIR’s Health Informatics Bootcamp 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 Oracle), MKS, Open Text, RIM, Sybase (Waterloo) and Waterloo Maple.

We also gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Institute for Computer Research, University of Waterloo.

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