The US Health IT initiatives are encouraging innovative Canadian companies to look south for business expansion. This week we participated in Mobile Monday an event in Philadelphia that brings technology leaders together to discuss portable application solutions. There were four Canadian companies represented, Life:wire an medical SMS service company, IdealLife a medical device manufacturer, Manyeta a Home telemetry company and yours truely representing Clarity Health Journal. Innovation in healthcare being exported to the US market will also benefit Canadian Healthcare. It does seem that these solution providers are paving the road to better healthcare on both sides of the border.
My career began as a co-op student at the University of Waterloo . My first professional job was with Algoma Steel , an illustrious company in Sault Ste. Marie , Ontario. The job started in January 1980, working for the MIS department in their Database Administration group. Winter in the Sault are legendary, for those of you who don't know where Sault Ste. Marie I welcome you to look it up and see the winter temperatures. The company, the people and the job experience was great, and I was pleased and happy to be asked to return for a second work-term the following year, this time in the fall a glorious time to be in Algoma and experience the fall colours of Agawa Canyon . Following this wonderful experience my next company job was with Canada Trust in their IT Headquarters in London, Ontario. Further south, and again a great company, exceptional professionals and fulfilling job roles for a student yet to complete his degree. I worked with the credit card processing, mortgages a