ITAC Health Archives

Presentations from Past Events

Ontario’s eHealth Strategy Update Breakfast
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CanadianEMR PodCast
October 26, 2009 – Why all the Fuss about ISO Certification for EMRs?
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Alberta eHealth Update, Edmonton, AB – October 20, 2009
Alberta Health & Wellness – Mark Brisson Presentation
Alberta Health Services – Bill Trafford Presentation

Manitoba eHealth Update, Winnipeg, MB – October 28, 2009
Manitoba eHealth – Roger Girard Presentation
Canada Health Infoway – Shelly Lipon Presentation


Archived Information

ITAC Health Award winners – 2011 Canadian Health informatics Awards – Toronto on November 9th.
PROJECT TEAM – INNOVATION AND CARE DELIVERY AWARD
NORTH YORK GENERAL HOSPITAL AND CERNER CORPORATION eCARE PROJECT TEAM – DEAN MARTIN, VICE PRESIDENT CORPORATE SERVICES, CFO, CIO

PROJECT TEAM – PATIENT CARE INNOVATION AWARD
ONTARIO SHORES CENTRE FOR MENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES AND HEALTHTECH CONSULTANTS – PROJECT EASIER – DEBRA CHURCHILL, DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND CLINICAL INFORMATICS

CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP AWARD
GOLDCARE – PAULA HUCKO, VICE PRESIDENT, SALES & MARKETING

PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD
ONTARIO SHORES CENTRE FOR MENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES AND HEALTHTECH CONSULTANTS – PROJECT EASIER – JOHN CHEN

We are pleased to acknowledge the 2011 ITAC Health Award finalists in their excellent contributions to our industry!

  • GoldCare and the Single Plan of Care for The Children’s Treatment Network of Simcoe York
  • Integrated Assessment Record and Orion Health
  • TELUS Health Solutions for Chronic Disease Management using Remote Patient Monitoring technology at CSSS de la Pointe-de-I’lle in Montreal
  • TELUS Health Solutions for the development and implementation of a bilingual, consumer web portal – Assyst eSpace Rx
  • Design and Development of Wait Time Information System for Alternate Level of Care, Cancer Care Ontario & Accenture
  • Manitoba eHealth & IBM – Teaming for Success: Manitoba eChart Deployment

For information about COACH Award winners please visit – www.healthinformaticsawards.ca

Kingbridge Forum 2011 Conference Proceedings
The Kingbridge Forum is an annual event sponsored by ITAC Health and the CMA, with support from the CHA, CPA and CNA. The Forum brings together thought leaders from government, health professional associations, health system managers, industry, consumer groups and academia to consider the impact of information and communications technologies on the management and delivery of health care. The theme for the 2011 Forum, held on April 27-28 of this year, was “Harnessing the power of innovation to improve health outcomes and enhance the patient and provider experience.” The Forum explored game-changing trends such as the information technology enabled patient, the mobile health care provider, and new delivery models inspired by social networks and cloud computing to understand how they will transform the way in which patients and health care providers can work together better. Click here to download the 2011 Kingbridge Conference Proceedings (PDF)

eHealth Ontario New Vendor Relations Website
eHealth Ontario has been designed to provide information on doing business with eHealth Ontario, as well as other useful information that will help vendors gain an understanding of our plans and strategy. You may access the site at:http://www.ehealthontario.on.ca/about/vendorrelations.asp

Health Canada Licensing
Follow developments on the ITAC Health Blog at itachealth.blogspot.com or contact Brendan Seaton (bseaton@itac.ca) or Elaine Huesing (ehuesing@itac.ca) for more information.

ITAC Health and MEDEC form collaboration to advance healthcare through health technology
On April 5 ITAC Health and MEDEC formed a collaboration to advance healthcare through the use of health technology. The initial focus of the collaboration will be on ensuring that Canadian ICT and medical technology companies are aware of Health Canada’s announcement regarding regulations for patient management software, helping them to understand the medical device licensing process and representing the concerns of industry to Health Canada. For more information pleasedownload the news release.

ITAC Health FAQ on Patient Management Software Licensing
In August 2009, Health Canada issued a notice advising companies that manufacture, import, advertise, sell or distribute patient management software that these products are considered medical devices and are subject to licensing under the Medical Devices Regulations. Companies that fail to comply with the regulations will be prohibited from importing, advertising, selling and distributing their patient management software products in Canada. ITAC Health has produced anFAQ addressing more than 60 questions frequently asked by ITAC Health members and other health system stakeholders. It is recommended that all ITAC member companies download and read this document as soon as possible.

Message from Canada Health Infoway – Auditor’s Report on EHRS
Released – Available in both French and English
…Read the Auditor’s report online

National Study Reveals Metrics on HI and HIM Labour and Skills Shortages
November 2, 2009 News Release
En francias Telechargez – Novembre 2, 2009

Health Informatics and Health Information Management Human Resources Report
Five national organizations that play key roles in supporting the implementation of EHIS technologies in Canada have partnered in this important research to develop an evidence-based foundation from which a human resource strategy can be built. These partners include: Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA), COACH : Canada’s Health Informatics Association, Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), ITAC Health: the Health Division of the Information Technology Association of Canada, and Canada Health Infoway.
For a complete copy of the report: English | Francias

2008 Canadian Health Informatics Awards Gala
Every year ITAC Health co–hosts the Annual Canadian Health Informatics Awards Gala in Toronto with COACH, Canada’s health Informatics Association. ITAC Health members are encouraged to nominate their customers for the COACH Awards and to position themselves to be nominated in one or more of the following ITAC Health Award categories; Company of the Year, Project Team of the Year (combined Award for both the Client and the company), Healthcare Transformation and the Corporate Citizenship Awards. Plans are under way for the next Gala to be held in 2009, for more information about past Gala events, please visit the CHIA Gala website at www.healthinformaticsawards.ca