Healthcare IT Forum

Healthcare IT Forum

Conf-IRM 2015 Healthcare-IT Forum

Realizing the Healthcare Digital Enterprise

Wednesday May 20, 2015 (9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.)

Delta Ottawa City Centre Hotel

101 Lyon Street N, Ottawa, Ontario



The digitization of healthcare processes and practices is moving ahead full steam with both government, private sector businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and individual clinicians making significant investment of resources to achieve a more effective, efficient, and less costly healthcare system. However, achieving the full healthcare digital enterprise is a very difficult and contested journey full of achievements, pitfalls, miscalculations, and improvisations. There are no quick fixes in this process. Success in the end will come through collaborative effort on the part of all the stakeholders to commit to a journey of learning and innovation.


This forum is part of the 2015 International Conference on Information Resources Management (Conf-IRM). We have put together a program that will bring academics and healthcare practitioners together to discuss issues faced in accomplishing the digitization of the healthcare enterprise. This opportunity to share experiences from research and practice promises to enrich our understanding of both the achievements and challenges faced by those involved efforts to improve healthcare delivery.


The program for the forum includes the following:

  1. An international Keynote presentation
  2. A panel of medical experts involved in leading digitization programs in Canada
  3. A panel of academic experts doing research in the area of healthcare IT


Program Schedule:

Research Keynote

9:15 AM

10:30   AM

Dr. Alexandre Barbosa -   Brazilian Internet Steering Committee



Survey   on the use of ICTs in Brazilian Healthcare Facilities




Coffee Break


Panel - Realizing the Healthcare Digital Enterprise: Experiences from   "the trenches"

11:00   AM

12:30   PM

Dr. Glen Geiger, Chief Medical Information Officer, The   Ottawa Hospital



Dr. Wei Qiu, Chief Medical   Information Officer at eHealth Ontario



Dr. Mohamed Alarakhia,   Director, The Centre for Family Medicine FHT eHealth Centre of Excellence

Coordinators: Alice Keung and Valerie Gamache-O’Leary,   Carleton University





12:30   PM

2:00 PM


Parallel Panel - Supporting Alternative Health Care Systems through   Effective Technology Use

2:00 PM

3:30 PM


Mike W. Chiasson, PhD,   University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC


Barbara   L. Marcolin, PhD, University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC


Kathryn   Brohman, PhD, Queen’s School of Business, Queen’s University, Kingston, On


Chad   Saunders, PhD, 'Faculty of Medicine and Haskayne School of Business,   University of Calgary


Robert   J. Petrella, MD, PhD, Western University, London, On


Eric   Zvaniga, Doctoral Candidate, UBC Adjunct Professor Kelowna, BC; Cisco   Business Intelligence Global


Andrew   Winter, Percipio LLC, US healthcare consultant



Register for the forum at

Cost: $200.00


For more information on the Healthcare IT forum contact Dr. Gerald Grant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and visit the Conf-IRM 2015 website at