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Slides available for E-Health disruptive business models seminar

ehealth-3Courtesy of the Centre for Global EHealth Innovation we held our first CCN seminar last week, entitled Cloud Computing and disruptive business models for E-Health.

The seminar focused on the disruptive and transformational impact new technologies like Cloud Computing and Open Data will bring to Healthcare, and the commercialization opportunities this presents for entrepreneurs.

This followed on from our TRANSFORM e-magazine special edition focused on Canadian E-Health Cloud Computing. Download from here.

Speaker slides

Our keynote speaker was Dennis GiokasCTO Emerging Technologies, Canada Health Infoway author of the recent Cloud Computing strategy document from Canada Health Infoway.

Dennis provided an in-depth presentation on the topics of this paper. Download the slides: Canada Cloud Network – Infoway – Feb 21 2013.

We then followed on with other speakers who explored and built on these principles in different ways:

  • ZenVault – Personal Cloud EMR. Myself and David Chartash explored the disruptive potential of a “Personal Cloud” approach to EMR, where patients directly store their own records in the Cloud. Download the slides.
  • Google Cloud End Points - Local Android developer expert Mark Lapasa presented on the very new technology from Google, called Cloud End Points, and the role it can play in accelerating new mobile app ventures for E-Health. Access Mark`s slides here.
  • Big Data, Open Data and Accelerating Health Innovation in the Cloud - Jury Konga is an expert in Open Data and how it has been used to enable more innovations in the Municipal Government sector. In this presentation he explores how these same principles could be reapplied in E-Health. Access Jury`s slides here.
  • Google Vault - My Sheepdog colleague Jeffrey De Leeuw provided a live demo of Google Vault, so there aren`t slides available. However to see the same demo check out this Youtube video.

As you might expect it was the disruptive ideas that encouraged the most debate. In particular the idea of patients taking ownership of their own healthcare records sparked some lively debate – It was proposed that Health industry professionals would have a tough time accepting the validity of this information – What do you think? Comment below..

Thanks to all who attended and presented, and to the Centre for hosting the event.

Our next session is now scheduled for 13th March, focusing on Always On Cloud Computing – Hope to see you there…


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