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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
Call To Action , an article by Nan Brooks published in Longwoods eLetter March 1, 2012 John Ronson, Will Falk and I have been having a public debate about the future role and structure of the healthcare system. While the discussion focused on the role of the Local Health Integrated Networks (LHINs), concerns about the balance of power were also raised. The debate surrounded the balance of power between players in the system. Options to recalibrate the authority and responsibility within the system to increase sustainability, enhance access, and maximize quality were debated, particularly as it relates to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), the LHINS and the hospitals. Now the Minister of Health and Long Term Care, The Honorable Deb Matthews, has started to weigh in publicly on the topic. In her recent document “Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care: Better patient care through better value from our health care dollars” she outlined the plan to transform the heal
Once again we show our commitment to interoperability in healthcare by demonstrating Clarity Health Journal as part of this years eHealth Interoperability Showcase. In previous years we showed families managing diabetes using home devices and sharing result with physicians. This is always a very compelling scenario and one that may families dealing with chronic conditions can relate to. Come and join us at eHealth 2013 in Ottawa and view the demonstration of Clarity Health Journal. This year's scenario deals with home monitoring of COPD and Congestive heart failure. This are deceases that have high-complexity and require a team approach to manage a persons health at home. Clarity Health Journal will demonstrate how Homecare assessment, physician contact and home monitoring devices can be brought together with Health Links to help a family deal with these chronic conditions. In an every increasingly fragmented healthcare system the ability to provide Health Links is critical